Texas Teacher Guilty in Sex Case - Update
pleaded guilty last Friday to improper relations between an educator and a student.
As a result,
41 year old Beth Merritt received a four year deferred sentence, and was ordered to pay a $500 fine.[…]Kind of lenient, I'd say.
If Merritt completes probation successfully, the conviction won't stick on her record. If she violates probation, she'll serve the remainder of her sentence in prison.
Texas Teacher Accused of Sex with Student
[Previous 9/17/13 post]
(Paris, Texas) A 40-year-old teacher's aide formerly with the Paris School System, Beth Merritt, has been accused of engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a student.
Merritt has pleaded not guilty. She waived her right to a court appearance on Tuesday.
Merritt was arrested last month and charged with improper relations between and educator and a student.A hearing is scheduled for next month.
She is accused of showing up intoxicated at a students home in May. She's also accused of having sexual relations with a student.