More than a decade after her notorious sex scandal received international attention, Debra Lafave lives a quiet life as a mom. In , Debra Lafave was a popular young English teacher at a Tampa-area middle school. Newly married to her husband, Owen, the year-old was seemingly at the beginning of a long career in education. But near the end of the school year, things started falling apart. According to court documents, Lafave accompanied a year-old boy to see his cousin miles away. Later, the boy told his mother that he was having a sexual relationship with Lafave.
More than a decade after her notorious sex scandal received international attention, Debra Lafave lives a quiet life as a mom. Wherever Debra Lafave goes, people recognize her. Lafave became nationally-known in when she was arrested for having a sexual relationship with a student at the Tampa-area school where she taught. She was 24; he was The story became international news — partly because female teacher sex scandals were relatively rare, and partly because Lafave was a tall, statuesque blonde. The boy told police officers in Temple Terrace, Florida, that he had sex with Lafave three times in four days, according to court documents.
Inside the Life of Debra Lafave, the Notorious Florida Teacher Who Had Sex with a Student
By Matt Blake. Disgraced teacher Debra Lafave, the woman convicted of having sex with a year-old student is officially back on probation amid protests from the victim's family. The year-old was dealt a ten-year suspended sentence in for a string of sexual encounters with a pupil at Angelo L. But the punishment was frozen by a retiring judge to allow her to help care for her newborn twin sons as well as her cancer-stricken mother in On Thursday, however, she was put back under Federal supervision to see out the remaining four years and two months of her sentence.
Debra Lafave, a year-old married middle school teacher in the Tampa, Florida area was arrested in June of and accused of having sex numerous times with one of her year-old students. She was charged with four felony counts of lewd and lascivious battery and one count of lewd and lascivious exhibition. The court ruled that a circuit judge was within his right to reduce her original sentence. An appellate court had overturned Judge Wayne Timmerman's ruling to end Lafave's probation early calling his decision "an abuse of judicial power resulting in gross miscarriage of justice.