Kristina Hartless, 40-year old teacher at Beauclerc Elementary School in Jacksonville, Florida, who wasarrested in December 2010 on allegations of sexual contact with a boy she was tutoring, has pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sexual activity with a victim she tutored in math and counseled at church.
As result Hartless will spend 13 months in state prison following her surrender in court. The Duval County School Board fired the former Beauclerc Elementary School teacher in an unanimous vote in February. Police had charged her with three sex offenses involving the juvenile at the time of her arrest last December.
The victim told police at first that he and Hartless only kissed and texted about having sex, according to her arrest report. But the report also says he later told of a monthslong sexual relationship with the teacher after police told him Hartless had admitted guilt. As part of Hartless’ punishment, Circuit Judge Thomas Beverly also sentenced her to five years of probation after her release. She’ll have to get counseling and pay for the victim’s counseling. She won’t be able to work or volunteer where children gather, use the Internet or contact the victim.
Other Florida women and sexual relations with young boys:
Small list of florida women with sexual relationship with young children or teen age boys. Or not so small list. I had to make it in two parts (or so it seems now after readying the first part). Part 2 will follow later
Sheila Broome Langman, 41, a cheerleading official for the Navarre Youth Sports Association was first arrested in October 2008 for allegedly engaging in sex with a 15-year-old boy. Langman, who was a married mother of two girls, was then charged with lewd and lascivious battery. In February 2009 Langman was found to be near her victim’s residence by an alert from the GPS device. Deputies were dispatched and found Langman with the 15-year-old boy in her vehicle. As a consequence, Langman was arrested and charged with violating the terms of her release, interference with child custody and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Langman was booked into custody at the Santa Rosa County Jail without bond.
Donna Lea Smith, born 03/30/1956, was convicted by a jury of engaging in sex with her 12-year-old adopted son. Almost immediately after adopting a 12-year-old boy, Donna Smith began having sex with the child. The criminal conduct came to light as a result of sessions with the child’s counselor.
Mrs Smith was sentenced in May 2009 when former Park Vista High School teacher got more than 6 1/2 years in prison following her conviction in February on charges of sexual battery on a child and and lewd and lascivious molestation of a child. She must also serve 10 years of sex-offender probation upon her release, Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath ruled.
Stacey Lynn Sheldon, born 03/28/1977, was arrested in September 2008 by Orange County Sheriff’s deputies for allegedly engaging in sex with a 16-year-old boy.
The victim’s sister found Sheldon’s cell phone with pictures of Sheldon having sex with the boy after Sheldon accidently left it at the boys home last September.
The boy later told authorities that they had met the previous July and had engaged in sex acts several times before getting caught. [Read more ...]
Cynthia Horvath, teacher at Warner Christian Academy, in South Daytona, Florida, who was arrested for allegedly engaging in sex with a male student in 2008, faced charges of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. She has pleaded no contest to unlawful sex with a minor.Horvath was sentenced to one year of community control, which equates to house arrest, to be followed by seven years of probation and she will reportedly be required to register as a sex offender for life.
Police claim that Horvath was having sex with her student in her car, in a Wal-Mart parking lot, under a bridge, in hotels in Daytona Beach and all over Volusia County. [Read more ...]
Genny Lynne Simmons, Florida woman who was arrested 2005 pleaded no contest in 2009 to six counts of attempted capital sexual battery on a victim less than 12 years old and promoting a sexual performance by a child, a second-degree felony, for abuse that occurred between Feb. 15, 2004, and July 31, 2004. According to court documents Genny Simmons performed sex acts on 5-year-old boy while her ormer live-in boyfriend, James Bernard McClenithan, 47, recorded it with videocamera. After molesting the boy, Simmons told the boy what to do to the man while she taped it. Collier Circuit Judge Frank Baker sentenced Simmons to two consecutive terms of 30 years in a state prisonon two of the capital charges, with a consecutive term for another capital charge, making a total of 70 years in state prison. He imposed concurrent 30-year terms for the remaining capital offenses, and a concurrent 15-year sentence for the second-degree felony involving the video. [Read more ...]
Christy Lynn Martin, who worked as a teacher at Azalea Middle School in St. Petersburg, Florida, was arrested in March 2009 for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy and sending pornography to the victim. In February 2010 Martin pleaded guilty to transmitting pornographic images through an electronic device and transmitting material harmful to a minor.
She was sentenced to five years probation and in addition to her probation, Martin will have to register as a sex offender, wear an electronic monitor and go through a sex offender treatment program. [Read more ...]
Katrina Renee Jackson, a florida mother of two who used to work as a language arts teacher at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, was arrested in April 2009 for alleged ongoing unlawful sexual relationship with one of her male students. The investigation began when the victim’s mother came to the police telling that her son had admitted to having a sexual relationship with his English teacher.
On 10/19/2009 Mrs Jackson pleaded no contest to one count of unlawful intercourse with a minor and on 11/19/2009, Judge Charles W. Arnold sentenced Jackson to 18 months in state prison and ordered her to register as a sex offender. [Read more ...]
Lisa Robyn Marinelli, 40, a substitute teacher at Mitchell High School in New Port Richey, Florida was arrested and charged with unlawful sex with a minor in March 2008. She pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in April 2009.
In a deal between defense and prosecution, both sides agreed to a stringent probationary sentence that includes a year of house arrest, four years of sex offender probation and no contact with children under 18 without supervision.
In addition, Marinelli will have to register as a sex offender, undergo testing for sexually transmitted diseases and complete sex offender treatment. [Read more ...]
Jennifer Collier, 34-year-old science teacher at James Weldon Johnson Middle School, was arrested in April 2009 for allegedly engaging in sex with a 14-year-old boy. Collier had sex with the boy at Walmart parking lot after agreeing to take him home following a school field trip. Collier performed sex acts on boy before having vaginal sex with him. According to boy, he had several sexual encounters with his female teacher on and off school grounds.
Collier pleaded guilty to a charge of lewd or lascivious battery on November 2th, 2009. n exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors dismissed the remaining charges. Collier was sentenced to three years in prison to be followed by three years of sex offender probation and she must surrender her teacher’s certificate. [Reaad more ...]
Janet Lea Florence aka Janet Hughes was arrested in August 2007 and charged with one count of sexual battery on a child and attempted sexual battery after police caught her just partially clothed in a van in a church parking lot with the 16-year-old male student. According to documents two were found lying on a blanket in the back of the van and “about to engage in a sexual activity”.
In May 2009 Janet Hughes pleaded guilty to engaging in sex with a 16-year-old boy in accordance with an agreement with the prosecution and she will be sentenced to prison for a term of from one to six years and a lifetime of being labeled as a sexual predator.
Florence would have faced up to 45 years in prison if she had been convicted at trial on one count each of sexual battery and attempted sexual battery on a child.