In , following her first year of teaching, she married Owen Lafave. His aunt was alarmed at seeing him in the company of a provocatively-dressed woman, and alerted his mother. Under intense questioning from the boy's mother, he admitted that the woman was Lafave. Officers in Temple Terrace recorded conversations between Lafave and the boy, then arrested her at their next meeting.
Florida teacher pleads guilty to having sex with 14-year-old student
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Peterson must also serve five years' sex offender probation following community control, which is house arrest, and must register as a sex offender for the rest of her life. Peterson did not appear to show a reaction as she was fingerprinted and then handcuffed and led away by bailiffs. She looked toward her family as she was led out. Her mother was bent over crying in her seat. Peterson took the stand earlier at her sentencing Wednesday and testified, reading quickly from a statement. And I hope I'll be able to make things right by staying on medication and attending regular therapy. Peterson, 27, pleaded guilty Oct.