Friday, December 07, 2012

NY Teacher Gets No Jail in Sex Case - Update

(Nassau County, New York)
A former Freeport High School substitute teacher was ordered to register as a level 1 sex offender and sentenced to 6 years of probation Friday after admitting to having a sexual relationship with a student.

Kaitlin Grant, 23, of Elmont, will serve no jail time for sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor, Nassau Judge William O'Brien said. She surrendered her teacher assistant license in court and was issued a protective order barring her from contacting the student.
Judge O'Brien said Grant is clearly remorseful.

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New York Teacher and Female Student - Update
[Previous 10/6/12 post]
(Freeport, New York) Former Freeport High School teacher Kaitlin Grant, 23, appeared in court yesterday and pleaded guilty to engaging in sex with a 15-year-old female student.

Grant faces conviction on one count of misdemeanor sexual misconduct. According to prosecutor Jamie Johnson, three felony counts of criminal sexual act were dismissed.
Police have said Grant had a relationship with a 15-year-old student for about four months, beginning in November. The age of consent in New York State is 17.

The girl's family became suspicious when they found a photo of her with Grant and questioned the teen about it, police said. The next day, the mother and a family member went to police.

Attorney Michael DerGarabedian, who represents the 15-year-old, said his client harbors no ill will toward Grant.
A court date is scheduled for December 7. Reportedly, Judge William O'Brien will not impose jail time, however, registration as a sex offender and probation are expected.

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New York Teacher and Female Student
[Previous 3/11/12 post]
(Freeport, New York) A 23-year-old substitute teacher at Freeport High School, Kaitlin Grant, has been accused of engaging in sexual relations with a 15-year-old female student.

Grant faces charges of criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child.
Nassau County police say the relationship with the Freeport High School student started in November 2011 and ended this month. Police said a member of the victim's family contacted authorities.

The Freeport Schools say Grant had no prior criminal record and passed all background checks; she will no longer work as a substitute.
Information on detention and bond is unavailable.

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