Jaclyn Truman, a 30-year-old Florida teacher who was arrested on Friday, October 20 after she was accused of having a sexual relationship with a female student, has admitted to the assault in a plea deal.
In October 2017, the unidentified female teenager told authorities she had sex with substitute teacher Truman “on multiple occasions” at Florida’s Hagerty High School between March and May, that year.
Truman was convicted of two counts of lewd and lascivious battery. She will have to register as a sex offender and be placed on sex offender probation for the next 15 years. Truman will not spend any time behind bars.
Robert Fisher, Truman’s defense attorney, said:
“She is contrite. She is remorseful. She obviously wishes this never happened. It should never have happened. My suggestion to teachers is just recognize that you are held to a higher standard.”
Truman is just the latest teacher to be charged for an alleged relationship with a teenager student. Over the course of just a few months, educators across the country were arrested for entering into an inappropriate relationship with their students, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers, LaToya Parker, Florida teacher Caroline Lawson, 26-year-old Allyson Moran and Katherine Ross Ridenhour were all arrested on similar charges.
The list goes on to include 22-year-old Oklahoma science teacher Hunter Day, 28-year-old teacher Megan Kotarski, 23-year-old history teacher Michelle Schiffer, 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy, special education teacher Jordan Ondish and 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick have all been allegedly carrying on inappropriate relationships with their students.
In addition, 31-year-old Nicole Marie Andrews, 32-year-old Jessica Langford, 29-year-old Andrea Baber, 27-year-old Robin Dunlap, 27-year-old Jennifer Olajire-Aro have also been charged with these charges.
42-year-old Heather Butts of California was arrested on a second-degree felony charge, Nancy Leigh Ann Brann, a former Christian school teacher, was arrested for having sex with a student, Coine Audiat pleaded no contest to having sex with a minor in 2016 and 23-year-old Darci Lake was arrested for an inappropriate relationship. 27-year-old Brittany Zamora from Arizona was arrested on similar charges. Keri Hoffman, 35, was also arrested for an alleged relationship with a student. More recently, 29-year-old Tiffany Ranweiler-Oblander was arrested on similar charges.