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Eustis teacher gets 2 years for sex with schoolboys
The Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 22, 2010 | Stephen Hudak

Posted on 01/22/2010 6:17:01 AM PST by inflorida

TAVARES – A former English teacher and cheer coach at Eustis High School who admitted to sex with schoolboys was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison, despite defense arguments that she poses almost no risk to reoffend.

Laura Lea Pace, 40, of Mount Plymouth, pleaded no contest in December to charges accusing her of having sex with two boys, using marijuana and prescription drugs with them and sending photos of her breasts to one of the boys.

With both boys and their parents watching, Pace burst into tears near the end of the four-hour sentencing hearing in Lake County, fumbling to explain her behavior and apologizing to the teens and to her own family.

"I really am sorry," she said, sobbing loudly. "I can't blame anybody else but me…I understand I was the adult and it was my responsibility to know that there are boundaries and you do not cross them. I crossed them."

Circuit Judge Mark Nacke, who listened to testimony from two therapists who have worked closely with Pace, imposed the 24-month prison term to be followed by 10 years of sex-offender probation. He could have sentenced her to more than 20 years in prison if he had strictly followed Florida sentencing guidelines.

The victims were 15 and 16 when they had sex with Pace during the 2007-08 school year.

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


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1 posted on 01/22/2010 6:17:02 AM PST by inflorida
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To: inflorida

Well, maybe the top of her head is more attractive.


2 posted on 01/22/2010 6:18:52 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: inflorida
From the Jury Box...

Y O U - A R E - G U I L T Y

3 posted on 01/22/2010 6:19:18 AM PST by Experiment 6-2-6 (Admn Mods: tiny, malicious things that glare and gibber from dark corners.They have pins and dolls..)
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To: inflorida; GQuagmire

Guilty


4 posted on 01/22/2010 6:19:47 AM PST by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: N. Theknow

GUILTY!


5 posted on 01/22/2010 6:19:53 AM PST by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: inflorida

Owww - my eyes, my eyes!


6 posted on 01/22/2010 6:20:32 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: N. Theknow

THAT is too funny!


7 posted on 01/22/2010 6:21:33 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: JRios1968

guilty indeed...


8 posted on 01/22/2010 6:22:33 AM PST by GQuagmire ( We are no longer Massholes)
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To: N. Theknow
This is one of those cases where a verdict cannot be rendered until a full body shot is viewed.

With the evidence presented so far, she could possibly reach a plea agreement. Guilty at least of a misdemeanor.
9 posted on 01/22/2010 6:24:19 AM PST by ScoochDude
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To: inflorida
Slightly better than our local version....this 58 year old assistant principal got arrested on Christmas Eve for boinking a 17 year old pupil...throw away the keys.


10 posted on 01/22/2010 6:24:27 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: inflorida

she is so guilty!


11 posted on 01/22/2010 6:24:50 AM PST by rahbert
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To: inflorida

That would take a lot of tequilas....

*shudder*


12 posted on 01/22/2010 6:25:02 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Pants on the ground pants on the ground lookin like a fool wit yo pants on the ground)
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To: inflorida

I’d hit it.


13 posted on 01/22/2010 6:25:27 AM PST by Lazamataz (Hey Obama, Can You Hear Me Now....? GOOOOoood......)
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To: inflorida

Maybe with a shower and make-up she cleans up well, but I wouldn’t hold out hope. Hope her girl friends in prison will like the look.


14 posted on 01/22/2010 6:25:39 AM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: ErnBatavia

I'd hit that until the wrinkles fell out.

15 posted on 01/22/2010 6:26:54 AM PST by Lazamataz (Hey Obama, Can You Hear Me Now....? GOOOOoood......)
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To: N. Theknow
Well, maybe the top of her head is more attractive.


16 posted on 01/22/2010 6:28:13 AM PST by southernnorthcarolina (Now with ConstructionCam! Click on my name and follow the progress.)
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To: Lazamataz

With the lights down REAL low, and she pops her teeth out. . .


17 posted on 01/22/2010 6:29:46 AM PST by ScoochDude
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To: inflorida
Prosecutors called Pace's behavior predatory – and said it involved not only sex but drugs and grade-fixing as well.

Olson pointed out that Pace gave one of the boy's a failing grade in English after he broke off their relationship..

That is just wrong. @

18 posted on 01/22/2010 6:32:24 AM PST by csvset
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To: inflorida
despite defense arguments that she poses almost no risk to reoffend

Of course the defense would say that, but it's idiotic. Without consequences, there's every likelihood that she would do it again.

19 posted on 01/22/2010 6:33:35 AM PST by Tax-chick (I haven't tried it, myself, but I'm told it's a delicacy in Japan.)
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To: csvset

And incredibly stupid too. Kid’s parents ask why he failed Ms. Pace’s English class, kid obligated to tell them, parents obligated to call police. Dumb, just dumb.


20 posted on 01/22/2010 6:38:30 AM PST by goldi (')
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To: Lazamataz
I’d hit it.

I think we just need the short list of who or what you wouldn't hit.

21 posted on 01/22/2010 6:40:06 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: inflorida

Boy....a paper bag would go a long way with this broad!


22 posted on 01/22/2010 6:40:09 AM PST by JimVT (Oh, the days of the Kerry dancing, Oh, the ring of the piper's tune)
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To: ErnBatavia

Man, that’s like a third world 58.


23 posted on 01/22/2010 6:42:42 AM PST by csvset
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To: JRios1968
You'd be surprised what a little makeup and mood lighting can do...


24 posted on 01/22/2010 6:44:17 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: N. Theknow

That’s pretty bad!


25 posted on 01/22/2010 6:56:36 AM PST by rawhide
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To: ErnBatavia

I’m thinking about what the rest of her looks like...


26 posted on 01/22/2010 7:02:59 AM PST by cajuncow
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To: N. Theknow

Ew. You are BAD!


27 posted on 01/22/2010 7:05:02 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: andy58-in-nh
You'd be surprised what a little makeup and mood lighting can do...

Not to mention freshly cleaned / blown hair and a smile. These mug shots are always ugly, like drivers licenses.

28 posted on 01/22/2010 7:06:31 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: ErnBatavia

LOL! I have to say, for her, it was probably worth going to jail.


29 posted on 01/22/2010 7:07:12 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: andy58-in-nh

That and maaaybe plenty of alcoholic support.


30 posted on 01/22/2010 7:07:58 AM PST by meatloaf
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To: inflorida

Guilty.


31 posted on 01/22/2010 7:08:33 AM PST by Poser (Enjoying Prime Rib for 58 Years!)
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To: N. Theknow

Alrighty then.


32 posted on 01/22/2010 7:09:11 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: onedoug; stylecouncilor

ping


33 posted on 01/22/2010 7:17:04 AM PST by windcliff
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To: TangoLimaSierra; Lazmataz

I’m with Laz on this one. Has anyone seen pics of Demi Moore without make-up? This broad probly cleans up real good.


34 posted on 01/22/2010 7:20:28 AM PST by Oratam
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To: andy58-in-nh
Getting a little better...


35 posted on 01/22/2010 7:22:13 AM PST by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: ErnBatavia
Forty years of hydraulic lunches work their magic.
36 posted on 01/22/2010 7:24:29 AM PST by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
You'd be surprised what a little makeup and mood lighting can do...

Along with marijuana and prescription drugs!
37 posted on 01/22/2010 7:32:06 AM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: meatloaf; JRios1968
Approximate alcohol pulchritude-enhancing effect added...


38 posted on 01/22/2010 7:34:29 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Don’t forget beer...Lots of beer.


39 posted on 01/22/2010 7:38:33 AM PST by Yogafist
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To: inflorida

AAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!

GUILY!!


40 posted on 01/22/2010 7:40:00 AM PST by joethedrummer
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To: windcliff; JRios1968
Beer goggles....

That's funny.

41 posted on 01/22/2010 8:07:59 AM PST by onedoug
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To: inflorida

If a male teacher had been doing drugs with two female students, that ALONE would have gotten him more time than this. Having sex with two students would be a decade’s long prison term.

Sometimes, these female offenders get off easy because they plead “love”. She can’t do that — she bedded TWO children, that’s a pattern of abuse.


42 posted on 01/22/2010 8:18:07 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: inflorida
Photobucket After a fifth of scotch.
43 posted on 01/22/2010 8:18:46 AM PST by RetSignman (Townhalls ..."We have seen the Patriots and they are us")
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To: N. Theknow

Flat heads give you a place to put your drink! ;>]


44 posted on 01/22/2010 8:22:55 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: N. Theknow
“Well, maybe the top of her head is more attractive.”

I'll bet, and flat. Great for resting your beer can.

45 posted on 01/22/2010 8:35:08 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Still guilty.


46 posted on 01/22/2010 8:40:34 AM PST by naturalized
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To: naturalized
Still guilty.

Yep. I did what I could, though.;-)

47 posted on 01/22/2010 8:42:37 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: inflorida

99 years hard labor!


48 posted on 01/22/2010 8:57:47 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: inflorida

Very, very GUILTY!


49 posted on 01/22/2010 9:39:32 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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