Skip to comments.Teacher Admits She Had Sex With 5 Students
Posted on 09/06/2007 5:30:18 PM PDT by decimon
LAURENS COUNTY, S.C. -- A former Laurens County teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to having sex with at least five students.
Allenna Williams Ward, 23, a seventh-grade language arts teacher at Bell Middle School, had sex with several students in cars, parks, a hotel and at the school.
She pleaded guilty Thursday to six charges -- three second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and three lewd acts on a minor. Family members and her attorneys accompanied her as she made an emotional statement to the court.
She said, "Today, I publicly admit my guilt and would like to apologize. I sincerely apologize for the effects of my actions."
Clinton police said that Ward had sex with at least five boys: three 14-year-olds, and two 15-year-olds. The students were at Bell Middle and another school that was not named.
Ward was fired when the allegations were made public in March.
While awaiting trial, Ward has been required to wear a tracking device and she was allowed no contact with her alleged victims or their families. She has only been allowed to leave her home to go to church or visit her lawyer. She was not allowed to use a cell phone.
Ward's family was required to pay for the electronic monitoring device, including a $150 administrative fee plus a $70 a week fee.
Thursday, Jerry Peace, 8th Circuit Solicitor, said, "She was in a position of authority. She had the trust of the community to teach kids right and do what you need to do around children to let them grow to be responsible adults. She violated that trust."
Ward will be sentenced at a later date. She could face a sentence of up to 105 years in prison.
I’m saying guilty.
If that were a mugshot I would give her the benefit of the doubt... but that is a school shot. GUILTY!!!1
I think she is hiding the evidence. Open wide!
WTF? What is behind this epidemic?
A Plain Jane...bring back that teacher from Florida..what was her name????
Hmmm, need a pic from normal life to determine guilt. Mugshots could make Jessica Alba look questionable.....
These posts have to stop...I can’t stand hearing how lucky these little brats are!
Isn’t that Bruce Hornsby’s ex?
I don’t get it. She is not that bad looking. Surely she could have found men her own age or older. Jeeze....
You don’t need anything from the jury after she plead guilty.
As is ... I'd look at other models.
Large scan of above at my FR Homepage
“I sincerely apologize for the effects of my actions.”
This is hard to imagine.
In a nation of 300 million people, we hear about one or two of these a year. This is hardly an "epidemic." I'm not sure it even qualifies as a major problem. We have many laws that address this already, and it rarely happens.
It happnened again!
Quick....time to ban cupcakes...
105 years in prison? Bwhahahahahahahaha.
Envy? Yeah, I can relate to that.
Actually, it seems that we hear about one of these cases every two weeks or so.
“She was not allowed to use a cell phone.”
Is she allowed to use any other vibrating devices?
I think that Jessica Alba would probably still look good even in a mugshot.
I used to dream about sleeping with my better-looking teachers. Then I grew up.I would advise you all to do the same.
Envy! Heck yeah! At that age I was worried I might pull it off!
(Did I just say that out loud?)
Seems harsh to me. I was thinking 'community service.'
>>>I dont get it. She is not that bad looking. Surely she could have found men her own age or older. Jeeze<<<
I’m not sure why it’s the case, but somehow men justify amoral behavior in women based upon their looks.
I’ve gotten over that crap. This woman has serious problems and has no business being around kids.
She didn’t get any when she was a student in school, so now .....
But she will never see “105 years in prison” like the article suggests. I doubt she actually serves more than a year or two.
It is less than a year in jail if you kill your husband in Tennessee.
The law treats women much better at sentencing. Not sexist, just the truth
Many teachers were confused by the "Leave no child behind" challenge, and thought the challenge was to "Leave no child's behind alone"....
If memory serves - the only University field of study with lower admittance standards than the school of Journalism is the school of "Education" which turns out TEACHERS.
Both fields attract those who wish to change the world to their view.......
No, we simply recognize nature.
The only reason to punish these teachers is to spite their attractiveness for the sake of the jealous, all of whom would be doing these same dirty deeds if only they could.
“WTF? What is behind this epidemic?”
Children teaching children. I remember being 23. I didn’t think much differently than a child. I have a feeling 23 is even younger now than it was in ‘90.
She's too immature. Most men her age are turned off when they realize they're not dating a woman, but a little girl. Rather than face the fact that she had to get wise and grow up, she sought acceptance from the only peer group that fit her stage of development. Big mistake.
I have to agree, guilty.
Lets see her in an evening dress and makeup... Then the jury may change its opinion.
Thanks, I needed that..hahaha
Okay, okay, bad example. She pops into my consciousness way too easy.
I would advise you all to do the same.
I am 62 years old and if I'm not "grown up" yet, I'm afraid it's too late. In the past, I have joined in the game of innocent or guilty based on the looks of the woman.
I now hereby repent of it and won't do it again. I guess I am growing up after all.
I have two sons who are 33 and 34 years old and both members of this forum, if this kind of thing had happened to them when they were 12-16 years old I would have been plenty pissed and ready to see the female teacher do some hard time. On the other hand, had it happened to me at that age I would have considered myself the luckiest boy on earth. I'm not a boy anymore and it's time to put away my childish fantasies
I'm not condemning others if they want to play but I am done with it.
Yes, a racial angle will complicate the public trial if not the official one.
"Some black residents in the conservative county have said the charges against the two women (there was another one recently), who are white, were treated less seriously than other offenses because the students are black."
So white teachers who have sex with black students are punished less severely than white students who have sex with white students?
No way. A little make-up and she'll skate.
That's what got her into trouble.
I’ll go with not guilty.
“WTF? What is behind this epidemic?”
It isn’t an epidemic. We have more than a million teachers in this country. A handful of female teachers doing this does not a trend make. The only reason we think one exists is because the few cases that do come up get 24/7 coverage on cable “news. “
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