Pennsylvania Teacher in Retrial Gets Hammered - Updated
(Lancaster, Pennsylvania) For some reason, the 2012 court decision regarding Christy Lee Smith was overturned and she has been retried and convicted, again.
On Tuesday, Smith pleaded guilty to sex abuse against a Solanco High School student, who was 17 at the time of the crimes.Presumably, the case has been put to bed.
In turn, Lancaster County Judge Dennis Reinaker ordered Smith to 14 to 30 years in state prison on all charges.
Pennsylvania Teacher Gets Hammered in Sex Case - Updated
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(Lancaster, Pennsylvania) Yesterday in Lancaster County Court, Judge Dennis Reinaker sentenced former teacher Christy Lee Smith, 34, to serve 20 to 40 years in state prison.
Pennsylvania Teacher Convicted in Sex Case - Updated
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Philadelphia McCaskey High School teacher Christy Lee Smith was convicted on 18 counts of having sex with two male students.Sentencing date TBD.
The jury needed only two hours to convict Christy Lee Smith on all but four counts of the sexual abuse related charges, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Smith engaged in a sexual relationship with the students from 2008 to 2010.
Pennsylvania Teacher Now Faces Porn Charges - Updated
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(Lancaster, Pennsylvania) Former McCaskey High School teacher Christy L. Smith now faces child pornography charges.
City police Detective Aaron Harnish opened the porn investigation after an interview with the 17-year-old boy, according to an affidavit of probable cause.Smith remains in custody with bond set at $300,000.
The boy told Harnish that Smith took photos when the two engaged in sexual intercourse, the affidavit says.
During a search at Smith's apartment on College Avenue in October 2010, eight photos were discovered on her computer and cell phone, the affidavit says.
Pennsylvania Teacher Faces New Sex Charge - Updated
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(Lancaster, Pennsylvania) English teacher Christy L. Smith has been accused of engaging in sex with a second boy, a 17-year-old.
Smith had sexual intercourse with the boy at least 10 times, police said in a criminal complaint. She also performed oral sex on him twice, and she had him perform oral sex on her on at least five occasions.Smith remains jailed in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Police received information about the alleged incidents involving Smith and the 17-year-old on Oct. 7, police said.
Pennsylvania Teacher Accused of Multiple Sex Crimes
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(Lancaster, Pennsylvania) A 32-year-old English teacher at McClaskey High School, Christy L. Smith, was arrested Thursday for allegedly engaging in multiple sexual encounters with a 15-year-old male student at her home.
Smith faces three counts of statutory sexual assault, six counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, three counts of unlawful contact with minor and three counts of corruption of minors.
Officers said they were tipped off by one of the student's relatives in January. They said they made the arrest after interviewing the student.Police suspect that there may be more victims.
"Being 15-years-old, you're really not old enough to make this kind of adult decision. And it has to be extremely difficult for someone that age to have to be in a process like this," said Lancaster Police Chief Keith Sadler.
Smith was booked into custody at Lancaster County Prison with bail set at $250,000.