Married NJ teacher gets 5 years prison for sleeping with teen female student
An “emotionally and morally damaging” affair ended with 5 years of prison for a New Jersey teacher. She had a rendezvous with a 15-year-old female student, and at least once performed oral on her.
Lauren Coyle-Mitchell was an elementary school teacher at Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School in Jersey City. Her sex affair started a few years ago, between 2014 and 2015. Like Coyle-Mitchell said in the court, it all started with "raunchy texts" but later it escalated quickly. She performed oral on her underage student at least once, according to court.
Lauren's sexual misconduct was detected by her coworkers in June 2015 during a school trip to Washington, D.C. The other teachers quickly noticed that something is "wrong" between the teacher and her female student and that Coyle-Mitchell behaves oddly in the presence of her young pupil.
She was arrested, but quickly violated her bail conditions, by contacting her female student just one month later. Lauren called her pupil from a restricted number, she also sent her a message, using a special "pet name" for the girl. It was later discovered that the teacher researched how to hide her phone number and even installed a special app for that.
Meanwhile, she also wanted to clear her name, by denying all the allegations on Facebook. "Tragic accusations have been brought up against me,” she wrote on her profile. “They are not true, and my name will be cleared,” she also stated. But like it appeared later, she wasn't telling the truth.
It is said that between October 1, 2014, and June 15, 2015, she brought her student to her home in Lyndhurst and had performed oral on her.
Coyle-Mitchell is permanently banned from contacting her student. She also received a 5 year jail sentence, with a possibility of parole just after 4 years and 3 months.
Because of the case, the teacher also lost all her certificates, has to register as a sex-offender and will never be able to hold a government job again in her life.
Her husband, a firefighter, was present during the court sentencing.