A former teacher at Basalt High School potentially avoided additional jail time for having sexual relations with a male student, but she faces four years of supervised probation and treatment for sexual offenders, a judge ruled Tuesday.Redfern will be freed this week.
Lauren K. Redfern, 25, of El Jebel, faced sentencing in two related cases — one stemming from the sex case and another for violating conditions of her bond after her arrest. Eagle County Judge Katharine Sullivan sentenced Redfern to 180 days in jail but suspended 150 days on the condition that she meet other requirements.
Redfern has been in the Eagle County Jail since July 17 after she voluntarily relinquished bond. She will get credit for the time served.
Colorado Teacher Guilty of Sex with Student - Updated
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(Basalt, Colorado) In accordance with a plea agreement, teacher and coach formerly at Basalt High School, Lauren Redfern, pleaded guilty to one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Two counts of Sexual Assault on a Minor by a Person in a Position of Trust were dropped.Details on sentencing are unavailable.
The charges comes after she and the 18-year-old student were allegedly caught having sex in her office bathroom at the school in February.
According to the Aspen Time, both Redfern and the victim told authorities they had sex when he was 17, as well.
The Times also reports the victim told authorities he "pursued" Redfern romantically and that the couple called off their relationship until he graduated.
Colorado Teacher Accused of Sex with Student
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(Glenwood Springs, Colorado) A 25-year-old teacher and coach at Basalt High School, Lauren Redfern, has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.
According to Eagle County Undersheriff Mike McWilliam, Redfern faces a charge of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.
Investigators believe Redfern had repeated sexual contact with a male student attending Basalt High School for “three of four months, since last fall,” McWilliam said.Redfern has been placed on paid leave from the school.
The student is a senior at the high school. He was 17 years old when the contact started and is now 18, according to McWilliam.
The Sheriff's Office was notified by school officials about the alleged sexual relationship last week. Investigators believe the teacher and student met at his house and at her house, but not at the school.