This week’s attractive female teacher who got busted for having sex with a student is Emily Nesbit, an English teacher – of course – at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Nesbit, 31, admitted to investigators that she and the unidentified student, an 18-year-old male, had an unspecified number of sexual dalliances in her classroom after school, reports local NBC affiliate WGAL.
One steamy classroom encounter allegedly occurred as recently as two weeks ago, adds the New York Daily News.
It’s not clear how long the hook-ups have been happening. However, the student’s status as a full-fledged adult eligible for the death penalty and military service doesn’t matter in Pennsylvania. A state law makes it illegal for any teacher to have sex with a student regardless of the student’s age.
The Cumberland County district attorney filed charges against Nesbit on Friday. She now faces up to seven years in prison.
Her 18-year-old lover faces no charges.
According to investigators, Nesbit was the student’s English teacher when he was in 11th-grade.
The investigation into the alleged sexual relationship began when one of the male student’s female friends found raunchy texts from Nesbit on his phone. There were also photos of both Nesbit and the student – not together – wearing very little.
The student cleverly listed Nesbit as “my lady friend” in his phone contacts, notes the Daily News.
The female student who ratted out the pair apparently did so by reporting this information to school officials.
School district officials placed Nesbit on administrative leave on March 10, when the scandal broke. She resigned two days later.
“There is no greater priority than the health, safety, and welfare of our children,” the school district said in a Friday statement. “To that end, Cumberland Valley School District is cooperating fully with local law enforcement as part of an ongoing investigation.”
Nesbit’s lawyer, Brian W. Perry, also released a statement, according to WGAL.
“Emily has been completely cooperative with law enforcement and has resigned her teaching position with the Cumberland Valley School District,” Perry’s statement read. “She made a series of bad decisions at a low point in her life. These bad decisions will dramatically affect her former student and his family, not to mention the lives of Emily and her family. She intends to accept responsibility in court.”
After she was arraigned on Friday, Nesbit was released on $100,000 unsecured bail.