Teacher Who Had Baby By Teen Pupil Jailed For One Year

14/08/2014 16:52 | Updated 22 May 2015

Teacher who had baby by teen pupil jailed for one year

A high school teacher who had a baby by one of her pupils has been jailed for one year.

Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst, 28, from Redlands, Los Angeles, admitted having sex with three of her students despite initially pleading not guilty to 41 charges of sex and oral sex with a minor.

She pleaded guilty to four counts of unlawful sex with a minor and two counts of oral copulation with a minor.

The remaining 35 charges were dismissed during a hearing at San Bernardino Superior Court on Wednesday morning.

Whitehurst agreed to a sentence of one year in jail, five years of probation and a lifetime registration as a sex offender and sex offender counseling.

Whitehurst was arrested earlier this month after the mother of the then 16-year-old boy reported their year-long relationship and subsequent birth of their child to police.

The student is believed to have been present at the birth. Whitehurst met him while acting as his adviser at the school.

Another victim was a 14-year-old freshman during the time of their alleged relationship.

"The victim, now 20, told police that he and Whitehurst had sex in her classroom before school, as well as at her apartment and in her car," a police news release stated.

A third victim to come forward said he was 16 when he had sex with Whitehurst when she was his English teacher at Redlands High School.

The victim, 22-year-old Michael Cooper, said the class had been told to write about their dreams and afterwards, Whitehurst told him she had dreamed of kissing him during a school field trip. He said that they kissed in her classroom and two weeks later, she invited him to her apartment and he spent the night.


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