A 33-year-old middle school teacher who says she had sex with a student has turned herself in to authorities. Amy Beck is charged with one count of oral copulation with a person under 16 and four counts of unlawful sex with a person under 16.
Beck, a David Starr Jordan Middle School teacher, says she and 14-year-old student were sexually involved with each other from March to September 2009. He was 15 when their alleged relationship concluded. The boy has confirmed that the sexual relationship happened.
The school teacher says that she decided to come forward because she had been feeling remorseful about what transpired. Beck is married and has children.
Her arraignment has been postponed until March 25. If convicted, Beck faces a maximum seven years in state prison.
Massachusetts Sexual Crimes Defense
There are some sexual relationships that are not as clear cut as the law would like them to be. This is why it is so important that you have an experienced Boston sexual crimes lawyer who knows how to provide you with the best defense. Even if you are not guilty of the crime that you are accused of committing, your reputation, career, and personal life may be damaged by the mere allegation of a sexual offense.
Your Massachusetts criminal defense law firm can conduct a thorough investigation of the case against you and help secure the best outcome possible for your case. A conviction for a Boston sexual crime can lead to years in prison, monetary fines, required rehabilitation, registration as a sex offender in Massachusetts, and the loss of a number of legal rights.
Guilt-Ridden Teacher Confesses to Sex With Middle School Student, ABC News, Mach 10, 2010
Calif. Teacher Turns Herself in After Alleged 6-Month Relationship With Student, Fox News, March 12, 2010
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