Probation Ends For Teacher In Sex Case

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Middle-school teacher turned sex-offender Debra Lafave is off probation.

A judge in Tampa decided Thursday to end the 31-year-old former teacher’s probation four years early. She had served two years of house arrest and was scheduled to remain on probation until November 2015 for having sex with a 14-year-old student in a case that made tabloid headlines around the world.

Lafave pleaded guilty in 2005. Her attorney said she had a psychiatric condition that affected her judgment.

The judge’s ruling means she no longer must observe a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, and can travel anywhere outside the area.

Lafave is a new mother of twins and is living with her fiancée.

The victim is now 21. His sister said he is still getting psychiatric care.

Source: Associated Press