Teacher's Bizarre Defense in Sex Scandal

Lawyers blame Zoloft, irritable bowel syndrome for Stacy Schuler's actions.
3:05 | 10/28/11

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Stacy -- she had a bizarre defense citing the drug Zoloft an alcohol for actions. She even blamed her Begin diet and irritable bowel syndrome for what she did. But the parents they just blamed her lack of judgment and there a motion exploded in the courtroom. -- -- these boys she took advantage of their vulnerabilities. -- -- -- -- -- -- Unacceptable. -- -- school. Students -- -- I can. Begin -- classes. He wants friends she is 33 year old Stacy Shuler a former gym and health teacher at a suburban Cincinnati high school. By some accounts she was an inspirational mentor she helped me realize that I can do. Whatever I -- my mind you but it's what other students say about their experience was Shuler that could put her behind bars for the next four years. We had no idea that this is gonna happen unlike what is going on. -- -- insurers have sex with us. Earlier this year following an anonymous tip Stacy Shuler was -- rested for inappropriate. Extra curricular activities with students some on the football team. Providing them alcohol and marijuana. And having sex with them in her home. Schuler pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. She started giving us all back massages. She like gave us all with each individually -- -- their shirts off and she was just dropping down her back. Five former students all seventeen years old at the time testified the popular teacher initiate is much of the sexual contact. Her defense -- mental illness and a mix of any depressants and alcohol impaired her ability to tell right from wrong. She claims to have no memory of the incidents. The use of Zoloft. -- and moderate to heavy alcohol consumption. Are consistent with the the memory lapses the prosecution claims she knew exactly what she was doing and even how she would protect herself. If she ever got caught -- This testimony was from a student who did not want to be identified. She told me that. If anybody ever found out that charity -- -- defense -- and you -- and say that -- -- it took the judge just 45 minutes to make his decision. That it was your responsibility to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries. With your students. Find you guilty of all counts of but it was the moving words of two of the boy's parents -- have the most profound if factors in. He suffered through depression. -- motivation almost didn't go to college. The -- great -- he didn't want to be around family or anyone. This -- -- who used to be. These young men may appear as if -- tough -- but in reality they are truly hurting. She played on their emotions. -- -- -- -- -- was sentenced to four years in jail but will be eligible for parole in six months she will be labeled a sexual offender. And required to register her address every ninety days for the rest of her life.

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