Teacher pleads guilty to having sex with eighth-grade student in a barn
An ex-teacher in Florida has plead guilty to sleeping with a 14-year-old student in her car and in a barn. She faces up to 10 years in the slammer.
Her name is Stephanie Peterson and she's now a former middle school teacher from Florida. She has pleaded guilty to having sexual relations with a 14-year-old student in a car and also in a barn. She also allegedly sent the boy lewd/nude photographs via text message.
She is 27-years-old and was teaching at the New Smyrna Beach Middle School, but her career will be on hold for a while as she sorts this out.
She pleaded guilty as part of a plea deal to the lead and lascivious "battery sex act with a child and transmission of harmful material to minors by electronic means, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports."
Peterson is alleged to have picked up the 14-year-old eighth-grade student at his home. She then had sex with him in her home, her car, and also in a barn that was located behind the boy's home. This occurred between November 2017 and January per the court documents.
NY Post suggests that Peterson was on alert, panicking, and probably freaking out entirely once she found out that the boy's mother had discovered what was going on and planned to call the cops.
“So she’s planning on doing something with it,” Peterson wrote to the teen, before adding that she hated the teen. “So much.”
In a subsequent message, Peterson wrote: “Pleas [sic] tell her it was the worst decision of my life and I know it was and idk where my bain was but that I somehow fell in love with you briefly and idk why and I’ll never be the same person because of it.”
Peterson then asked the teen if he thought she should call his mother before pleading with him to cover their tracks.
“Delete everything,” Peterson wrote in reference to the messages.
NYPost continued, stating that Peterson also pleaded guilty to sending the student lewd photos and that she faces a minimum of 5-10 years in prison once she is sentenced.
Attorney William Hathaway stated that she deserves "less than five years behind bars."
Peterson reportedly told a judge that she was on 'psychotropic medication' but no further details were provided.
She will have to register as a sex offender, although some readers might say "where is the victim" "wow she's hot" and "where were teachers like this when I was in eighth grade?
My opinion? That boy is a legend and the girl is a little bit disturbed. Why not pick up some slacker at a bar and romp them behind a barn?
It should be noted that the former teacher is fairly attractive, which makes it hard to imagine the boy was victimized.