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Milford High School superintendent ‘disgusted’ after aide charged with sex crimes involving student

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Posted at 5:45 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 20:46:17-05

MILFORD, Ohio — Superintendent John Spieser said he was disappointed and disgusted in the wake of a Milford High School aide being charged with a sex crime involving a student.

Denise Nagle, 44, was arrested Thursday and accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy, Spieser told parents in a Thursday afternoon email.

In a Friday morning press conference, Miami Township Police Chief Mike Mills said Nagle “readily admitted” to having a sexual relationship with the student.

While Nagle did not use her position to take advantage of the boy, she did know him outside of school and is accused of having multiple sexual encounters with him, Mills said. No inappropriate interactions had occurred on school property, and the victim was not a student of Nagle's, according to police.

“This is a heinous crime," Mills said. "This is a crime against the youth of Miami Township, and it’s a scar for the school district.”

Nagle had been an aide in the district since 2013, and she worked with students with special needs, Spieser said. There is no evidence that any other students were involved.

Spieser said the school is fully cooperating in the investigation, and that he and other administrators were shocked by the news.

“It’s the worst thing that can happen," Spieser said. "Our parents send their students to Milford, to our schools, with trust that we’re going to give them everything that they need.”

Spieser sent the following in an email Thursday afternoon:

“Ms. Nagle was immediately placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation,” Spieser wrote. “Because this is an active police investigation, the district has no further comment and defers any follow-up questions or comments to the Miami Township Police Department.”

Nagle stands charged with sexual battery and unlawful sexual contact with a minor. She is being held at the Clermont County Jail on a $500,000 bond. A judge issued a protective order so Nagle cannot have contact with the victim.