Saturday, June 16, 2012

NYC Teacher Gets No Jail in Sex Case - Updated

(New York City) Former New York City schoolteacher Tara Driscoll, 34, has been sentenced for engaging in sex with a 16-year-old male student.
On Friday, she was sentenced to six years probation with sex offender conditions.

Driscoll has also been registered as a Level 1 sex offender and surrendered her teacher’s license.
No jail but she lost her career and will live with the stigma of being a registered sex offender.

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NYC Teacher Guilty in Sex Case - Updated
[Previous 3/20/12 post]
(New York City) Earlier today, New York City schoolteacher Tara Driscoll, 33, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of misdemeanor sexual misconduct involving a 16-year-old male student.

As a result, Driscoll faces probation and loss of her teacher's license.
Prosecutors said the boy's mother found out about the encounter and confronted her son, who admitted it, Nassau police said.

"We believe it to be a one-time deal," Nassau police spokesman Det. Vincent Garcia said at the time of the arrest. "She picked him up on the day and they drove" to the motel after having arranged to meet in Queens -- not his home and not at school, Garcia said.

Two law enforcement sources familiar with the case said at the time that video of the encounter was taken on the teen's cellphone. The video along with an interview with the victim and phone records were used as evidence against Driscoll, authorities said.
Formal sentencing is scheduled for May 22.

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NYC Teacher Accused of Sex with Male Student
[Previous 8/5/11 post]
(New York City) A 33-year-old English teacher at Campus Magnet High School in Queens, Tara Driscoll, has been accused of engaging in sex with one of her male students.

Driscoll faces charges of third-degree rape and third-degree criminal sexual act.
Police said Driscoll and the student — identified only as being younger than 17 — had sex at a motel in Lynbrook last March.

They say the victim remained quiet until his mother found out and contacted authorities.
Driscoll was booked into custody with bail set at $5,000.

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