Guilty! Debra LaFave, Tampa, Florida (arrested Jun 2004)

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    Debra LaFave, now Debra Jean Beasley, born Aug. 28 1980, former teacher at Angelo L. Greco Middle School [Hillsborough County Public Schools], Temple Terrace, Florida, "pleaded guilty in 2005 to Lewd or Lascivious Battery. The charges stemmed from a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old student in the summer of 2004"​
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    Debra LaFave

    2 counts of lewd or lascivious battery

    28 June 2004 3 counts of lewd or lascivious battery

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    4 Dec 2007 4 counts of lewd or lascivious battery

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    CBS News: Debra LaFave, Fla. teacher convicted of sex with student, appeals to end sentence early (Dec 6 2012)

    Debra LaFave, a former Florida teacher who was convicted in 2005 of having sex with a student, made a request to the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday to be taken off probation ... An appellate court reversed a trial judge's decision in August 2012 to end LaFave's 10-year non-prison sentence four years early. LaFave appealed to the Supreme Court in October and Thursday she asked the justices to let her remain off probation until they rule.
     
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    WTSP: Debra LaFave files motion to stay reinstatement of her probation (Dec 6 2012)

    The teacher who made national headlines for having sex with a 14-year-old student is trying not to be put back on probation. Under a plea deal, Debra LaFave was originally ordered to three years of house arrest followed by seven years of probation. She pleaded guilty in 2005 to charges of having sex with a minor. Last year, a judge agreed to her request to end her probation four years early, but back in August, an appellate court had that probation reinstated.
     
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    WPTV: Debra Lafave probation reinstated: Hillsborough County judge puts former teacher back on probation(Jan 24 2013)

    Debra Lafave, the former Hillsborough County teacher who pleaded guilty to having sex with a student, faced a local judge who placed her back on probation Thursday morning. In 2011, another Hillsborough judge released Lafave from probation over objections from prosecutors and the victim's family. His ruling was overturned in August by an appellate court, which ruled that the judge had abused his power. The Florida Supreme Court later turned down Lafave's request to end her probation.
     
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    Centro Tampa: Lafave back on probation; high court to consider appeal (Jan 24 2013)

    Debra Lafave, the former middle school teacher who had sex with a student, was put back on probation Thursday, ordered to serve four years and two months effective Dec. 19 ... As part of her plea, Lafave was sentenced to three years of house arrest and seven years of probation. She also agreed not to seek an early termination of her probation. However, her attorney requested an end to the probation three years after her release, asserting Lafave had met the requirements of her punishment. Hillsborough Circuit Judge Wayne S. Timmerman granted the request in September 2011. After the prosecution appealed, the 2nd District Court of Appeal reinstated the probation but said it was unsure it had the authority to do so. It asked the state Supreme Court to address the question of whether the prosecution had the right to ask for appellate review. Lafave's lawyer asked the high court to stay her probation until it decided whether to overturn the appellate court decision. The state Supreme Court declined the stay but said it would review the appeal.
     
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    Tampa Bay Times: Ex-teacher Debra Lafave back on probation (Jan 25 2013)

    But in 2011, a soon-to-retire judge offered leniency to Lafave, a new mother of twins. He released her from probation, despite protests from the victim's family and prosecutors. In August, an appellate court ruled that judge's decision had been an "abuse of judicial power resulting in a gross miscarriage of justice." It reinstated her probation Dec. 19. However, the 2nd District Court of Appeal said it wasn't sure it had the authority to do so. It asked the Florida Supreme Court to weigh in.
     
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    12 News Now: Debra Lafave, ex-teacher in sex case, ordered back on probation (Jan 25 2013)

    A trial judge released Lafave from the remainder of her probation obligation before she served her full sentence of three years house arrest and seven years probation. Thursday, responding to an appellate court ruling, Circuit Judge Lisa Campbell in Hillsborough County, Fla., reinstated LaFave's probation, ordering the mother of twins to serve another four years and two months probation effective Dec. 19, 2012, to observe a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., and to stay away from schools, according to AP and ABC News affiliate WFTS in Tampa, Fla. ... Even with today's ruling, though, the matter may not be settled. "The Supreme Court of Florida has accepted jurisdiction of the case," said Lafave's attorney, John Fitzgibbons, according to WFTS, "We're hopeful we will receive a favorable ruling in the next six months to a year from the Supreme Court, and that should finally conclude things one way or another in this case."
     
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    Gant Daily: Florida teacher in sex case back on probation (Jan 25 2013)

    According to reports, Debra Lafave received a ten-year suspended sentence in 2005 for inappropriate sexual contacts with a student at Angelo L. Greco Middle School. The sentence was frozen by a retiring judge to allow her to care for her newborn twin sons and her cancer-stricken mother in 2011, but Circuit Judge Lisa Campbell put her back Thursday under Federal supervision to serve another four years and two months. WTFS added that Lafave was also ordered to observe a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., and to stay away from schools.
     
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    Opposing Views: Teacher Debra Lafave, Guilty of Sex with 14-Year-Old, Back on Probation (Jan 25 2013)

    Former teacher Debra Lafave, 32, who was convicted of having sex with a 14-year-old student is back on probation after protests from the victim's family. Lafave was given a ten-year suspended sentence in 2005 after she admitted having sex with a student at Angelo L. Greco Middle School in Florida. A judge froze her punishment, however, after she had given birth to twins and her mother was diagnosed with cancer in 2011.

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    A lead detective in her case, John Gillespie, was arrested before her trial in an unrelated prostitution sting, and later, nude photos of Lafave were discovered taken by police officers while she was in stirrups in a jail cell. Lafave went on national television years after her sentencing and explained her actions. She said that it happened because she had bipolar disorder, hyper-sexuality and poor judgment during manic episodes.
     
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    Parole ended early for Florida teacher who had affair with 14-year-old student

    The notorious Florida teacher who had a torrid affair with a 14-year-old student has been released from parole.

    Debra Lafave pleaded guilty in 2005 to sexual encounters with one of her middle school students during summer break in 2004. She since sued the state to have her parole ended.

    She previously had her parole ended early in 2011, a motion which was in direct violation of her non-prison plea deal. The parole was reinstated in 2012 when an appeals court overturned the 2011 decision, but Lafave again filed another court order to be released from court supervision. Florida State Supreme court granted that wish in a Thursday ruling.

    "We find that although the district court's order terminating Lafave's probation may be classified as a "rare, post-sentencing order, it is a final order nonetheless," wrote Judge Justice Quince.

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    http://www.aol.com/article/2014/10/...had-affair-with-14-year-old-student/20979413/
     
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    Court rules Lafave can end probation early

    It may not be as early as she hoped, but notorious former teacher Debra Lafave may soon end her probation for having sex with a 14-year-old student. The state Supreme Court Thursday ruled in favor of the ex-teacher in her bid to cut her sentence short.

    The high court’s decision on a dry, technical point caps a years-long tabloid-worthy saga that gained national attention and even inspired a satirical novel. The issue that turned out to be the key to Lafave’s return to unsupervised life centered on whether or not the prosecution had a right to appeal a judge’s ruling ending her probation early. The Florida Supreme Court’s answer: No.

    The Supreme Court’s 19-page interpretation of arcane legal points was a far cry from the days when defense lawyer John Fitzgibbons sent the media into a tizzy by saying of his client shouldn’t go to prison: “To place Debbie into a Florida state women’s penitentiary, to place an attractive young woman in that kind of hellhole, is like putting a piece of raw meat in with the lions.” That provoked headline writers to declare Fitzgibbons had claimed Lafave was too pretty for prison.

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    http://tbo.com/news/crime/court-denies-appeal-rules-lafave-can-end-probation-early-20141016/
     
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    To read the Florida Supreme Court's opinion, click the link to download the PDF file (193 KB):
     

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