#23: Lisa Robyn Marinelli

 #23: Lisa Robyn Marinelli
Name: Lisa Robyn Marinelli
School: Mitchell High School
City: New Port Richey, FL
Age of Teacher:
Age of Student: 17
Rank: 23

Unlawful sex with a minor

Lisa Robyn Marinelli was a 40-year-old substitute teacher at Mitchell High School in New Port Richey, Florida. After a father saw his son stepping out of her car and zipping up his pants, an investigation was launched. She was charged in March of 2008 of having unlawful sex with a minor. Investigators said that Marinelli first became interested in the boy dating her 15-year-old daughter, saying he was "on the list" of potential boyfriends. Authorities also say that Marinelli gave the boy a pair of her underwear as a memento, and released several text messages Marinelli sent the boy, including "How about a quickie 2 morrow afternoon :-)" and "U can meet me at home at 3. Real men only need 20 min! We will be along cause there is a field trip." In April of 2008, Marinelli pleaded not guilty to all charges, which carried a maximum sentence of up to 15 years in prison. However, in September of 2008 Marinelli was compelled by the court to provide a DNA sample, and in April of 2009, she pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor. She was sentenced to a year of house arrest, and was required to register as a sex offender.

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