Teacher who had sex with stu­dent headed back to jail af­ter vi­o­lat­ing pa­role

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Kait­lyn Foti kfoti@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @kait­lyn­foti on Twit­ter

NOR­RIS­TOWN >> A for­mer Nor­ris­town mid­dle school teacher is head­ing back to jail af­ter ad­mit­ting to vi­o­lat­ing her pa­role af­ter a con­vic­tion for in­vol­un­tary de­viant sex­ual in­ter­course with a stu­dent.

Jes­sica Streeper, 36, of Buck­ing­ham Town­ship, Bucks County, ap­peared Tues­day in front of Judge Gar­rett D. Page af­ter plead­ing guilty in Bucks County Court Mon­day to fail­ing to prop­erly regis­ter as a sex of­fender. Streeper was sen­tenced to com­plete the full length of her sen­tence, but will be el­i­gi­ble for pa­role af­ter six months and 15 days. She will be on pro­ba­tion for five years once com­plet­ing her jail sen­tence.

Streeper told the judge that she was un­sure of what she was do­ing when she at­tempted to regis­ter with state police.

“I re­ally just want to re­deem my­self, my life, for my fam­ily and my kids,” she told the judge.

Streeper was sen­tenced in Au­gust 2015 to nine to 23 months in jail af­ter plead­ing guilty to the felony charge in con­nec­tions to her sex­ual con­tact with the teenage boy be­tween April and May 2014, while she was a math teacher at Eisen­hower Mid­dle School in Nor­ris­town.

As part of her sen­tence, Streeper, who is no longer teach­ing, will have to report her ad­dress to state police for the rest of her life un­der the state’s Sex­ual Of­fender Reg­is­tra­tion and No­ti­fi­ca­tion Act. How­ever, the Penn­syl­va­nia Sex­ual Of­fender As­sess­ment Board de­ter­mined Streeper did not meet cri­te­ria to be clas­si­fied as a sex­u­ally vi­o­lent preda­tor, which would have re­quired com­mu­nity no­ti­fi­ca­tion about her ad­dress. She was also banned from us­ing so­cial me­dia.

“It is also my un­der­stand­ing that she was not per­mit­ted to be on so­cial me­dia and it is my un­der­stand­ing that she had a Face­book ac­count and that was one of the as­pects of her vi­o­la­tion,” As­sis­tant District At­tor­ney

Sophia Po­lites said.

The judge em­pha­sized that Streeper is not al­lowed on any so­cial net­work­ing sites af­ter pros­e­cu­tors found she had a Face­book ac­count.

“I gave you a break at that time. I could have given you worse jail time,” Page said of his orig­i­nal sen­tence of nine to 23 months. “If you come back here on so­cial me­dia or on some other vi­o­la­tion, I won’t play games.”

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion be­gan May 19, 2014, when a Nor­ris­town de­tec­tive re­ceived an anony­mous phone call who said there was an eighth­grade teacher at Eisen­hower Mid­dle School who al­legedly was hav­ing sex with one of her stu­dents.

The vic­tim gave a state­ment to police on May 20. He said Streeper was his math teacher at the school and that he and Streeper had sex sev­eral times in her car in Nor­ris­town and a few times at her home, ac­cord­ing to the crim­i­nal com­plaint.

Po­lites re­quested that Streeper still be re­quired to com­plete the 100 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice she was or­dered to com­plete at sen­tenc­ing, and the judge stressed that the 90 re­main­ing hours are still manda­tory.

“She is go­ing to have some re­spon­si­bil­ity go­ing for­ward with what­ever future vi­o­la­tions there pos­si­bly are. At this point, we want to look for­ward and make sure she com­plies with ev­ery­thing that pro­ba­tion is re­quir­ing of her,” Po­lites said.

DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA FILE PHOTO

Eisen­hower Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Lead­er­ship Academy teacher Jes­sica Streeper leaves Mag­is­te­rial District Judge Fran­cis Lawrence’s court in Nor­ris­town June 3, 2014, af­ter waiv­ing her pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing on charges of hav­ing sex­ual con­tact with a stu­dent.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.