Texas teacher sentenced to five years in prison for having sex with five students
The trial began earlier this week with graphic testimony including text messages and a cell phone video that showed one of the alleged sexual incidents. The prosecution wrapped up their case Thursday before closing arguments began Friday morning.
The five victims all testified to having a sexual relationship with the married mother of three in her Arlington home between April and May of 2011. All five of the students were in Colleps' senior English class in the spring of 2011 and all of the victims were at least 18 when the incidents occurred.
Despite their age, Texas law forbids sexual relationships between teachers and students, even if the students are legal adults and consent to the relationship. Several of the victims testified Thursday to not wanting to testify in the trial with one of them saying he didn't want to press charges.
Anybody else get the feeling these five student "VICTIMS" had a lot of fun having sex and making videos with a married teacher? Five years for sex with legally responsible adult students likely enjoying everything? Why not just ban the teacher from ever working in schools again, especially since the students didn't want this?
No doubt the woman is an idiot unfit to be a teacher. If she wanted to fool around there were numerous options without abusing her position as a caretaker basically. But five years for sex with consenting adults who don't seem to have wanted to press charges. The reals victims are the husband and his children. The students are almost just as guilty of exploiting the situation in my opinion, except they weren't public servants with the responsibility of educating others.