US female teacher jailed for affair with student|
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:58PM GMT
Shannon Alicia Schmieder
A female elementary school teacher has been jailed for 40 years for having sex with a 14-year-old male student.
Shannon Alicia Schmieder, 39, will have to serve at least 20 years - by far the toughest sentence ever handed out by a U.S. court to an educator accused of underage sex.
Legal experts said the jail term was the same for manslaughter and other serious crimes. Schmieder worked as a teacher's assistant at Jefferson Parkway Elementary school in Coweta County, Georgia.
The parents of her victim, who was not a pupil at her school, found out about the affair when the discovered a series of explicit messages on his computer.
There have been countless reports of female teachers in schools across America abusing their relationship with male students and engaging in sexual relations with them. Daily Mail