TEACHER’S SEX WITH BOY ON HIS 16th BIRTHDAY
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.
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