Saturday, January 19, 2013

Pennsylvania Teacher Gets No Jail in Sex Case - Update

(Lancaster, Pennsylvania) Married mother-of-two Christina Layser gets no jail in student sex case.
A former teacher will have an opportunity to erase charges that she had a romantic relationship with a seventh-grader at Reynolds Middle School.

Christina Layser was accepted Friday into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program, meaning she can have the sex charges dismissed if she obeys the program for the next seven months.

Lancaster city police allege that Layser had unlawful contact with a 13-year-old student, including kissing, touching and the exchange of love letters.

The incidents occurred in the math teacher's classroom and in a bathroom after school hours between October and Dec. 21 of 2011, according to police.

At a preliminary hearing last year, the student testified that he believed Layser, 37, to be his girlfriend. He and the teacher told each other, "I love you," the boy testified.
Maybe it was the love-story nature of Layser's relations with the 13-year-old that swayed the judge's mind to order rehabilitation.

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Pennsylvania Teacher and Boy, 13
[Previous 1/7/12 post]
(Lancaster, Pennsylvania) A teacher at Reynolds Middle School, Christina Layser, has been accused of engaging in sexual contact with a 13-year-old boy.

Layser faces counts of unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors, and indecent assault.
City police said 36-year-old Christina Layser after normal school hours kissed and fondled the boy in her classroom at Reynolds Middle School on various dates between October and December.

The student reported the incidents to a school resource officer assigned to Reynolds this week, police said.
Layser was booked and released on $100,000 bail.

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