Reports of teachers having unlawful sexual relationships with their underage students are on the rise in America. Below are 20 of the most scandalous stories that made headlines.
Debra Jean Beasley, better known under her former married name of Debra Lafave, is a teacher who formerly taught at Angelo L. Greco Middle School in Temple Terrace, Florida. In 2005, she pleaded guilty to lewd or lascivious battery. The charges stemmed from sexual encounters with a 14-year-old male student in the summer of 2004. Lafave’s plea bargain included no prison time, opting for three years house arrest due to safety concerns, and seven years of probation. The newlywed was 23 at the time of the abuse.