Skip to comments.Eustis teacher gets 2 years for sex with schoolboys
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.
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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.
Flat heads give you a place to put your drink! ;>]
I'll bet, and flat. Great for resting your beer can.
Yep. I did what I could, though.;-)
99 years hard labor!
Very, very GUILTY!