April 28, 2013

REMEMBER, IT’S NOT EVIDENCE OF A SYSTEMIC PROBLEM UNLESS IT’S BOY SCOUTS OR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: Former teacher takes plea deal in student sex case.

A high school teacher charged with eight felonies in connection with engaging in sex acts with students pleaded no contest Friday to a charge of unlawful sexual intercourse.

Amber Lee Failla faces a maximum of 16 months in prison at her May 7 sentencing, but prosecutor Marcus Cuper said the judge indicated Failla will be sentenced to a year in jail. Failla has agreed to lifetime registration as a sex offender. . . .

Three charges of oral copulation with a person younger than 18, two counts of contacting a minor with the intent to commit a sexual offense, and two other counts of unlawful sexual intercourse were dismissed. Cuper said the latter two counts can be considered by the judge at sentencing.

Defense attorney Timothy Lemucchi said he also believes the plea deal is fair, especially in light of his client’s background.

“She has a history of psychiatric problems,” Lemucchi said.

I’m guessing a male teacher would have gotten a much stiffer sentence. And why was someone with a “history of psychiatric problems” hired as a teacher?

Should I have tagged this K-12 Implosion Update?