(Louisville, Kentucky) Former duPont Manual High School teacher Carrie Shafer, 39, appeared in court today and pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an incident when she was caught half-naked with a male student.
As a result of her guilty plea,
[Shafer] was sentenced to one year for unlawful transaction with a minor and three years for custodial interference. As part of a plea agreement, she will not serve any jail time but will be on probation for three years. She was also fined $1,000.According to the plea agreement, Shafer will not have to register as a sex offender. She will be placed on diversion, meaning her case will be dismissed when she completes the terms of her probation. All in all, I'd suggest Shafer has been treated quite leniently.
"It was consistent with the wishes of the family; it was consistent with my opinion and my advice of this case and we wanted a quick resolution and we were able to get one," said Jon Heck with the Commonwealth Attorney's Office.
During probation, Shafer is not allowed to teach or come in contact with any minors and must attend counseling.
Kentucky Teacher Allegedly Caught Naughty with Boy
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(Louisville, Kentucky) A 38-year-old biology teacher at duPont Manual High School, Carrie M. Shafer, was reportedly caught partially clothed with a 17-year-old male student in a car parked at the canoe launch in southeast Jefferson County last Friday.
The police found evidence of alcohol and contraceptive use indicating the student had in fact launched his canoe.
Shafer faces charges of unlawful transaction with a minor for giving the boy alcohol and unauthorized parking in a handicapped zone. She likely will also be charged under a new state law making it illegal for a person in a position of trust to have sex with anyone under 18.
Shafer is reportedly married with two children and was formerly the head of her school's chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Understandably, the entire faculty of duPont Manual High School is stunned.
On Sunday, Shafer resigned her teaching position.