#18: Autumn Leathers


 #18: Autumn Leathers
Name: Carmina Lopez
School: Mountain Ridge High
School
City: Alleghany County, MD
Age of Teacher:
24
Age of Student: 15
Rank: 18
Charges:

Second-degree custodial child abuse, fourth-degree sex offense, perverted practice, and second-degree assault

Summary:
Autumn Leathers was a 24-year-old English teacher at Mountain Ridge High School in Frostburg, MD. She was arrested in August of 2008 on charges of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male student. The relationship was discovered when one of Leathers' neighbors noticed the boy repeatedly leaving Leathers' ho
use late at night. Police say the boy told them he had had a three-month affair with Leathers, starting in May, 2008 when he was 15. In January of 2009, Leathers pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree sex offense, and all other charges were dropped. She was given a one-year suspended jail sentence, and required to register as a sex offender.

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