• Female Sex Offenders

    Brittni Colleps, a Fort Worth, Texas, teacher and mother of three, is serving a five-year jail term for inappropriate behavior with five former students. Colleps has cried foul, saying the students were 18 or older. <a href="">CLICK TO WATCH AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH COLLEPS AND HER HUSBAND ON "20/20: CLASSROOM CONFIDENTIAL" NOW.</a>
  • Female Sex Offenders

    In 1996 Mary Kay Letourneau, shown in 2009, had an affair with her 13-year-old student, Vili Fualaau (right). From 1997 to 2004 she was imprisoned, first after pleading guilty to child rape and subsequently for violating the term of her probation prohibiting contact with Fualaau. According to press reports, she and Fualaau are now married; she has taken his name and they have two daughters.
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    According to, in 2004 former Hillsborough County (Fla.) middle school teacher Debra Lafave pleaded guilty to lewd and lascivious acts involving a student. She was sentenced to three years' house arrest and seven years' probation. In August a Florida appeals court rejected a lower court decision that ended her probation after three years.
    Cherie Diez/St. Petersburg Times/AP Photo
  • P.E. Teacher Faces Sex Charge

    In Jan. 2011 Courtney Bowles, then a 31-year-old high teacher in Loveland, Colo., was found naked in a car with a 16-year-old student, according to local reports. According to 7News, she pleaded guilty to child abuse causing serious bodily injury with a sexual basis, and in May 2011 was sentenced to 10 years of sex offender probation.
    Larimer Sheriff Department
  • Band Teacher's Alleged Affair With Teen Student

    In 2011 Ashley M. Blumenshine, then 27, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of sexual abuse after police alleged she had sex in a car with a 16-year-old junior enrolled at the Chicago-area high school where she was a physical education and dance teacher, according to local reports. According to court records, she is free on bond and her case is in pretrial hearings.
    Plainfield Police Department
  • Teacher Jailed for Sex With Students

    In 2010 Audrey Grabarkiewicz (pictured), 46, and Sarah Jane Lindsay, 42, faced charges related to parties they allegedly hosted for teens that involved alcohol, marijuana, and sex. Grabarkiewicz was a preschool teacher and Lindsay an elementary school teacher, both in S.C. Grabarkiewicz was sentenced to three years' probation and ordered to perform 120 hours of community service, WSPA reported.
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  • Teacher Jailed for Sex With Students

    Sarah Jane Lindsay, 42, was ordered to serve 40 months of a ten-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to charges stemming from sex parties she allegedly held for teens in 2010, WSPA reported. Her sentence was harsher than Grabarkiewicz's because her charges included having sex with a minor under the age of 14. Both women lost their teaching jobs as a result of the incident.
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  • Teacher-Student Relationships From Across the Country

    In 2010 Tampa-area teacher Stephanie Ragusa, who had pleaded guilty to charges related to having sex with two of her middle school students who were aged 14 and 16 at the time, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and was called a sexual predator by the judge. Ragusa, who was 28 at the time, was arrested once in March 2008 and twice in April 2008.
  • Notable Teacher-Student Relationships

    According to YNN Rochester, in 2011 Marla Gurecki-Haskins, a 37-year-old ex-teacher at Canandaigua Academy, in N.Y., was sentenced to 45 days in jail and three years' probation in a plea agreement related to charges including endangering the welfare of a child. Police alleged she performed oral sex on a 17-year-old student and encouraged two 16-year-old boys to engage in sexual conduct.
    Canandaigua Police Dept.
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    According to KHOU, in 2010 Deanna Higgins, a former science teacher in Spring, Texas, was sentenced to four years' probation after pleading no contest to having an improper relationship with a student. She also lost her teaching license. Higgins had been charged in Oct. 2009 after allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old boy in her biology class at Spring High School.
    Courtesy Harris County Sheriff's Department
  • Mary Kay Letourneau Redux?

    Autumn Leathers, 24, a teacher from Frostburg, Md., was charged in August 2008 with having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student. The affair allegedly began when he was 15. It was unclear if the boy, a student at Mountain Ride High School, was one of her students. According to the Cumberland News Autumn Leathers was sentenced to a suspended one-year jail term in April 2009 and ordered to register as a sex offender.
    Courtesy Allegany County Criminal Investigation Unit
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    In 2010 Allanah Benton-Wells, then a 42-year-old former elementary school teacher from Flint, Mich., was sentenced to 25 to 38 years in prison after a jury convicted her of criminal sexual conduct with a person under 13, MLive reported. Benton-Wells, shown in court Aug. 2008, was accused of having sex with a 12-year-old boy she had tutored on two occasions.
  • Female Sex Offenders

    In 2011 Adrienne Laflamme, then 63, was sentenced to two years in prison in a plea agreement relating to charges of unlawful sex with a minor, reported. Authorities arrested her for having sex several times with a 17-year-old student she taught while he was in custody at a Brevard County juvenile detention center.
    Palm Bay Police Department
  • Female Sex Offenders

    Shannon Hrozek, then a 42-year-old English teacher at Westfield High School in Texas, was charged in January 2008 with sexual abuse of a child after a school administrator allegedly caught her performing oral sex on a 16-year-old student in a locked, dark classroom. According to KTRK, Hrozek accepted an agreement that ended her sexual abuse trial and her teaching career.
    Harris County Sheriff's Office
  • NJ Teacher

    In May 2007, Erica Umosella, then 28, was charged with three sex-related offenses, including first-degree sexual assault, for an alleged relationship with a 17-year-old female student at a New Jersey high school. Umosella pleaded guilty to having the consensual sexual relationship during the 2006-07 school year and was sentenced to probation in 2008, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • Female Sex Offenders

    Sandra Beth Geisel, 42, a former English teacher at Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, N.Y., pleaded guilty on Sept. 26, 2005, to felony rape for having sex with a 16-year-old student at the school. She was originally charged with three counts of rape and one count of performing a criminal sexual act, but worked out a plea deal that resulted in just a six-month jail sentence.
    ABC News
  • Female Sex Offenders

    Rachel Holt, a 34-year-old Delaware science teacher, was charged with 28 counts of first-degree rape after allegedly having sex with her 13-year-old male student 28 times in the last week of March 2006. According to the Associated Press Holt pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree rape and was sentenced to 10 years in prison in the case. WATCH "20/20: CLASSROOM CONFIDENTIAL" FRIDAY AT 10/9C.
    New Castle County Police Department/AP Photo
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