Rebecca Lee Kelley, former teacher pleads guilty
Rebecca Lee Kelley, 24, a former English teacher at Salpointe Catholic High School, in Tucson, Arizona has pleaded guilty to one count of failure to report a reportable offense and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor
Kelley came to the attention of police in April when school administrators learned she might be having a sexual relationship with the boy.
Kelley was originally charged with four counts of sexual conduct with a minor under 18 for her alleged sexual activities with a 17-year-old male student between January 1 and February 15. Kelley resigned from her job with the school in March. She had taught full time at the school since May 2005.
Kelly is scheduled for sentencing on November 13th and her attorney Stephen Weiss has been quoted in news reports as saying he believes that Kelley will be put on probation for all counts, with the agreement calling for the maximum three years. Kelley’s plea deal also includes restitution to pay for counseling forthe boy and his mother, with the amount capped at $10,000.
Rebecca Lee Kelley was sentenced this morning.
Under the terms of her plea agreement she was sentenced to three years probation and restitution.
former high school teacher accused of having an affair with 1 of her students has been sentenced in Tucson to three years’ probation in a plea agreement.
Twenty-4-year- old Rebecca Lee Kelley pleaded guilty last month to one count of failure to report a reportable offense and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
An indictment alleged Kelley engaged in sexual activity with a 17-year-old malestudent between January and mid-February this year.
Kelley started at Salpointe Catholic High School in spring 2005 as a student teacher and was hired to teach literature full time in May 2005.
A former Bainbridge High School teacher has been convicted of charges related to having sex with a student and will now serve prison time, District Attorney Joe Mulholland said Wednesday.
Cato sentenced Whitehead to a maximum 30-year sentence, including 20 years to serve in the state prison system. In addition, Whitehead will have to register as a sex offender, cannot teach and must restrict his involvement with children whenever he is released on parole, Mulholland said.
Whitehead was accused of having sex with a then-17-year- old female student on nine occasions between March 23 to April 20, 2007. Although the contacts were consensual, Whitehead was charged because Georgia law prohibits anyone with supervisory control over another person from engaging in sexual contact with that person, regardless of their age, Mulholland said.
So, a female teacher has sex with a male student and gets three years’ probation.
A male teacher has sex with a female student and he gets thirty years in jail.
Anybody else see a problem here?
And remember, both victims were the same age: 17.