Stephanie Fletcher (left), a 29-year-old former biology teacher who pled guilty last year to engaging in sex acts with two students, has been sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years of probation by Delaware County Judge Carl Becker, the Daily Star's Joe Mahoney reports.
Fletcher will also be a registered sex offender.
The sentence is harsher than Fletcher hoped (she asked for no prison time), but is more lenient that it could have been. Before taking a plea deal, Fletcher had faced up to 16 years in jail, Mahoney reports.
From the story:
Delaware County Judge Carl F. Becker today rejected a tearful plea from Stephanie Fletcher to be spared from serving jail time ... Becker said he was troubled by information in a pre-sentence report completed by a Delaware County probation official who interviewed Fletcher. "You portrayed yourself as the victim and your victims as the aggressors," the judge said.