Teacher, 27, who had sex with a female student, 17, AVOIDs jail time and starts serving conditionally after the court hears how the young person is still in love with her and their relationship with & # 39; likely to continue & # 39;
- Former Ohio teacher, Jennifer Walsh, 27, pleaded guilty of abusive sexual harassment last month and was put up to 18 months behind bars
- On Friday, public prosecutors allowed her to file a lower indictment – interference in custody
- It has a probationary period of one year that the court has imposed
- The judge called it a & # 39; really unique & # 39; case that implies the likelihood that Walsh and the girl will continue to date
- On Wednesday, 17-year-old female student Walsh had a relationship with, stated that she & # 39; completely in love & # 39; and that the relationship was a consensus
- Walsh cried when the teenager claimed her love in the courtroom
- Walsh resigned at Sycamore High School in Cincinnati in October 2018
- She had a sexual relationship with a student at school from May to August 2018
Jennifer Walsh, shown in her mugshot, walked out of the Ohio court Friday despite the fact that she was having sex with a minor female student because a judge said she wasn't a & # 39; sexual predator & # 39; And that the girl was willing
An Ohio teacher who had sex with a 17-year-old female student avoided jail on Friday and walked out of the courtroom on probation after the student had stated that she was still in love with her and the police said she probably had their romance would continue.
Jennifer Walsh 27, had been behind bars for 18 months on charges of gross sexual abuse to have sex with the girl while working as a special teacher at the Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.
But on Friday, public prosecutors allowed her to file a lower indictment that bore only a probationary result.
The judge, who noted how unique the case was, said she was not a sexual predator despite the fact that she had a relationship with the underage girl because she & # 39; prepared & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; The detective said you are not a sexual predator and I do not believe you are, & # 39; said Judge Jody Marie Luebbers.
She said the case & # 39; really unique & # 39; used to be.
Walsh worked as a special education teacher and girls junior varsity lacrosse coach at Sycamore High School in Cincinnati (above), before retiring in October 2018.
& # 39; I know in my heart that I am absolutely in love with this woman & # 39 ;, the student said Wednesday.
It is unclear what the parents of the student make of their relationship or of the fact that Walsh was released from court.
Walsh initially had to deal with two counts of the sexual battery, but the charge was reduced by a plea agreement
The principal investigator asked for leniency because the student never & # 39; forced or forced & # 39; felt.
They said the romance & # 39; really & # 39; was and would probably continue.
& # 39; (It) was actually real … and it will probably stay true, & # 39; they said.
Montgomery police detective Steve Hoy said the case is different from other teacher-student relationships he has investigated, adding that he believes their relationship is real.
Luebbers heard from Hoy, the student and mother from Walsh on Wednesday.
After meeting the prosecutor and Walsh's lawyer in her rooms for 15 minutes, she postponed the verdict with the words & # 39; I just … need more time & # 39 ;.
Walsh initially had to deal with two counts of the sexual battery, but the indictment was reduced by a plea agreement.
During the investigation, the police seized Walsh's computer, mobile phone, and personal documents when searching.
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