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. Here's a timeline of developments in the Debra Lefave case. 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. The Supreme Court did not address the merits of the judge's ruling, the panel wrote, "Although we recognize the perceived inequality that the Second District sought to remedy, the district court lacked jurisdiction.
The Debra Lafave Case
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In , she pleaded guilty to lewd or lascivious battery against a teenager. The charges stemmed from a sexual encounter with a year-old male student in mid Lafave's plea bargain included no prison time, opting for three years of house arrest due to safety concerns, and seven years of probation. In , following her first year of teaching, she married Owen Lafave. Lafave had sexual intercourse , including oral sex , with a student on four occasions.
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TAMPA — Debra Lafave, a former Greco Middle School teacher who made national headlines for having sex with a year-old male student in , has won her appeal to end her probation early. In a decision handed down on Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court overturned an appellate court ruling from last year that reinstated Lafave's sex offender probation. Without taking up the question of whether Lafave deserved to remain on probation, the justices concluded that the 2nd District Court of Appeal lacked jurisdiction to review the case, and reversed its order. Lafave, 34, will remain on probation until her case can be heard by a Hillsborough trial judge, according to Mark Cox, a spokesman for the State Attorney's Office. Notorious for her platinum blonde hair, wide blue eyes, and her attorney's suggestion that putting her in prison would be like throwing meat to the lions, Lafave became a source of public fascination.
As one of the first female teachers to be embroiled in a high-profile sex scandal, Florida woman Debra Lafave is trying to put her past behind her. In the summer of , Florida teacher Debra Lafave began to have a sexual relationship with one of her students. She was 24; he was