Florida Teacher Gets Prison for Sex with Boy - Update
(Hernando County, Florida)
Cynthia Lynn Herr, a former Hernando County teacher accused last year of having sexual activity with a 16-year-old boy, received a six-year prison sentence Thursday in exchange for a guilty plea. Once she is released, she must serve nine years of sexual offender probation.The victim's family approved the plea deal.
Standing beside her attorney, Mike Mastrogiovanni, a tearful Herr, 36, appeared before Hernando Circuit Judge Daniel B. Merritt Jr., who also required that she surrender her state teaching certificate.
Florida Teacher, 35, and Boy, 16
[Previous 9/24/13 post]
(Hernando County, Florida) A 35-year-old Exceptional Student Education teacher at John D. Floyd K-8 School, Cynthia Lynn Herr, has been accused of engaging in sex with a 16-year-old boy.
Arrested yesterday, Herr faces four counts of sexual activity with a minor.
Hernando County sheriff's officials said Herr, 35, had recently told a co-worker that she was having an intimate relationship with a minor.Herr was booked into custody with bail set at $20,000.
The co-worker reported the information to school officials, which led to a criminal investigation.[…]
On Monday, Hernando investigators interviewed Herr, who told them that she had picked up the boy in Citrus County on Aug. 24 and taken him to a motel in Hernando County. She admitted that she and the boy had sexual contact four times during that day, sheriff's officials said.