(San Diego, California)
A high school special-education teacher who admitted having sex with one of her former students -- and is pregnant with his baby -- was sentenced Wednesday to a year in jail but will be released early to deliver and care for the child.In conclusion, Warson will serve a mere two months in jail -- not exactly harsh punishment.
Kelly McKenzy Watson, 34, was also placed on three years felony probation, during which she is not allowed to work with minors, and was ordered to undergo counseling.
Judge Laura Halgren said Watson -- who is due April 5 -- did not have to register as a sex offender. Attorneys said the unborn child's father -- who turns 18 in April -- is in love with Watson and plans to be part of the child's life despite a no-contact order put in place by the judge. Halgren said the victim could be present for the birth.
SoCal Teacher Guilty of Sex with Male Student
[Previous 12/2/12 post]
(San Diego, California) Oceanside High School teacher Kelly McKenzy Watson has pleaded guilty to having sex with one of her 17-year-old former students.
Lt. Anastasia Smith of the San Diego Police Department said they received a tip on July 30 about inappropriate conduct between Watson and the former student. They later determined that she had a dating relationship with the boy. The 34-year-old transferred to Oceanside High School after leaving the New Haven Youth and Family Services facility, a residential school that specializes in helping boys with emotional and behavioral problems. Officers believed that Watson’s relationship with the boy started after she left the New Haven facility. Lt. Smith, “They met when he was a student of hers, and they later forged a relationship which was inappropriate and illegal.”Watson is scheduled for sentencing in February 2013. She faces possible prison time of three years.
SoCal Teacher Accused of Sex with Male Student
[Previous 8/10/12 post]
(San Diego, California) A 34-year-old special-education teacher at Oceanside High School, Kelly McKenzy Watson, has been accused of engaging in sex with a former male student, 17. Watson faces charges of sex with a minor and oral copulation with a person under age 18.
Kelly McKenzy Watson was taken into custody shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday, San Diego police Lt. Anastasia Smith said. San Diego police sex-crimes detectives recently received information about possible inappropriate conduct between Watson and her former student, Smith said. An investigation determined Watson engaged in a dating relationship with the 17-year-old several months ago. Watson met the boy when he was a student in her class at New Haven Residential School in Vista, Smith said.Watson was booked into custody at the Las Colinas Detention Facility.