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Riverton police officers arrested a former college teacher Lucas Sloan Talley on Friday for kidnapping a girl by placing her in a plastic trash can and taking her to her classroom, as well as other inappropriate relationships with students in the past.
A teacher at South Hills Middle School was arrested and booked into jail after being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old student.https://t.co/Cm70GqzkVa
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According to probable cause claims, detectives from the Riverton Police Department were told over Thanksgiving weekend that a college teacher was having inappropriate conversations and relationships with several teenage students. Lucas Sloan Talley, 38, has taught at South Hills Middle School for 12 years and has been in personal contact with several young girls during his career. Most of the interactions were personal in nature and not related to school.
Talley began having an emotional relationship with a female victim in April and spoke to the victim about her marriage as well as her anxiety and depression. He also started bringing treats to her house, spending time with her inside the house, and physically hugging her during these visits according to the CP’s statements.
Talley also planned to meet the victim twice at South Hills Middle School as the school was closed to students due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During these visits, Talley told the victim to enter a large bin of black and yellow Sterilite and then roll the bin by cart into her classroom. He would then close and lock his classroom door so that no one else in the building could see him. Talley told police he made these arrangements without the victim’s knowledge and even placed a label inside the trash that read “Hope your box is comfortable”.
Detectives discovered that the victim had been repeatedly touched inappropriately by Talley
Detectives discovered that the victim had been repeatedly touched inappropriately by Talley, after touching the inside of his thigh and rubbing his leg. The victim was uncomfortable, worried that something sexual was going to happen, and didn’t want to be in that setting with Talley. Until the investigation, Talley had not told anyone to put the victim in a trash can and roll her around her classroom. He told detectives that “he doesn’t think a girl [his age] is able to consent or even choose to be put in a trash can and carried to her classroom.”
According to documents, Talley had considered becoming a couple with the victim, but knew he would have to wait several years before he could come to this. He told detectives that he loved the victim, and several emails, texts, and video messages were found with Talley telling the victim that she loved and missed him and wanted to talk to and see her on a daily basis.
Talley also told detectives that he was having anxiety and panic attacks and that he would contact several young girls to see if they could talk to him and help him get over his anxiety attacks. He has spoken to girls who also have issues with anxiety, depression, or other issues he is aware of. He wouldn’t talk to some girls about personal issues if they didn’t have issues he knew about. Detectives tracked down several young girls Talley had contacted over the past few months about his depression and marriage issues.
Talley admitted to detectives that he “realizes he needs validation” from female students and “feeds on it”. When the school closed due to the pandemic, Talley struggled not to get his “validation” so he started talking to the victim every day Monday through Friday. Talley was aware that he was going beyond his role as a teacher but viewed his interactions with the victim as “a type of therapy”.
The victim’s mother told Talley to stop contacting her daughter in June, which he acknowledged but continued to text the victim anyway, according to the PC statement. He told detectives that the parents of his other victims told him to stop talking to their daughters as well.
Talley downplayed and lied about aspects of the case when questioned by detectives, and initially denied having any contact with students outside of a school setting. Detectives are currently investigating other cases that will be linked to Talley.