Drama teacher accused of raping her former student in the back of a car

Pamela Stigger
Pamela Stigger

A drama teacher was arrested Thursday morning after Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies said she raped her former student.

BSO deputies said they found Pamela Stigger, 33, just after 2 a.m. Thursday, “moments after she had engaged in sexual acts with a 15-year-old boy in the back of a car.” The car was parked near the intersection of Northwest 70th Avenue and 58th Street in Tamarac.

Deputies wrote in the arrest report that they found the victim nude from the waist down, and deputies said he told them he had sex with Stigger.

Stigger is a teacher at Forest Glen Middle School in Coral Springs, and was the victim’s eight-grade drama teacher, according to the arrest report. On her Facebook page, Stigger billed herself as an English language teacher and director of the Forest Glen Middle School junior thespian troupe.

The victim told deputies his teacher was driving him home when she pulled her car over and began kissing him. She denied the claims and said the boy was attempting to seduce her when deputies found them.

“The defendant said she was only trying to mentor him while they were both occupying the back seat of her vehicle,” the arrest report said.

Deputies believe there are no other victims.

Stigger was charged with two counts of sexual battery and one count of lewd conduct. It was not yet known if she had obtained an attorney.