A former female teacher faces life in prison after admitting to seducing a teenage student and romping with him up to 30 times.
Heather Hare of Arkansas pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges after committing dozens of sex acts with a student, according to the Kansas City Star. The 33-year-old taught family and consumer science at Bryant High School in Little Rock.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Arkansas claims Hare began an inappropriate connection with a high school senior. According to investigators, Hare gave him her personal phone number and spoke with the student over Instagram and Snapchat.
Their relationship became sexual, and Hare and the student had 20 to 30 sex sessions during the school year. According to investigators, the instructor would meet the kid at her home, in her car, her classroom, and even the school parking lot for the romps.
“This former teacher took advantage of her position of trust and the vulnerability of a minor, using her role to entice and lure this minor into engaging in unlawful sexual activity,” stated Jonathan D. Ross, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas. According to officials, Hare engaged in sexual intercourse with the youngster while taking him and three other students on a field trip.
Hare admitted to transferring a juvenile across state lines for illicit sexual behavior. According to the Attorney’s Office, the sentence for this crime ranges from ten years to life in prison.
She will get her sentence at a later date, which has yet to be determined. Hare isn’t the only instructor risking life in prison for having sex with a kid.
Her guilty plea comes just after a teaching assistant in Kentucky acknowledged to sleeping with multiple teenagers at the same time. On January 12, Ellen Phillips, 38, pleaded guilty to attempting to lure a minor to engage in sexual activity online.
The former Woodlawn Elementary School educator’s victims ranged in age from 14 to 16, and she admitted to having group intercourse with “numerous” boys at the same time. Her sentence is planned for April 26, and she faces 10 years to life in jail.