Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By COLIN HURST news@sun­daysport.co.uk

A SCHOOL Miss has been jailed for bonk­ing a stu­dent as he turned 16 – avoid­ing the more se­ri­ous charge of un­der­age sex by 24 hours.

Emily Lof­ing, 27, ad­mit­ted a charge of “de­bauch­ing a mi­nor” when she ap­peared in court.

The mar­ried for­mer teacher met up with the teenager to have sex in July last year.

Her lawyer, De­sirae Solomon, claimed she had suf­fered a “men­tal break­down” and pleaded with the judge to con­sider Lof­ing’s stress from work and fam­ily his­tory of de­pres­sion as con­tribut­ing fac­tors to her be­hav­iour.

Ms Solomon said Lof­ing had been lead­ing a “dou­ble life” and peo­ple who knew her were shocked at her be­hav­iour.

Prose­cu­tor John Palm­tag re­quested that Lof­ing be given 180 days in jail and the max­i­mum fine to send a strong mes­sage that “we won’t tol­er­ate preda­tory acts among stu­dents”.

Judge John Stein­hei­der drew at­ten­tion to the tim­ing of the of­fence, and told Lof­ing in court: “This al­leged in­dis­cre­tion, I’ll say, took place on the vic­tim’s 16th birth­day. You were less than 24 hours away from a felony.”

Lof­ing was handed a 90-day jail term, two years’ pro­ba­tion, 240 hours’ com­mu­nity ser­vice and a £750 fine for con­tribut­ing to the delin­quency of a child.

She has re­signed from Ne­braska City Mid­dle School in Weep­ing Waterand sur­ren­dered her state teach­ing cer­tifi­cate.

STRESS: Lof­ing had a “men­tal break­down” when she shagged lad, court heard

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.