A female music teacher told a judge her 17-year-old student tricked her into sex ‘like a used car salesman’.
Theresa Gunn, 54, who taught at Gwinnett High School in Atlanta, Georgia, had been arrested and charged with one count of sexual assault and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
While she initially conceded that she made a poor decision, Gunn changed her tone on Friday when she told a judge her student had forced himself onto her, the Atlantic Journal Constitution reported.
‘He did, he was like a used car salesman,’ she told the court.
But the judge was not swayed by her statement and sentenced her to 90 days in jail and ten years probation.
‘I don’t find that you’re the kind of person that needs to be warehoused for years,’ Davis said.
‘We get those cases and we get them out of society as long as we can. You’re not one of those.
‘But you clearly betrayed the trust that you had of parents, this parent, putting this child in your care.’
The former high school teacher resigned from her job on April 19. The next day the alleged victim’s mother called police to inform them of the inappropriate relationship.
The mother had found details of her son’s relationship with his teacher in his journal. The two met up for sex at school, at Gunn’s home and at Lenora Park.
She then alerted investigators that he started sleeping with Gunn in March, but that the relationship had since ended.
During the course of the police investigation, cops learned that Gunn also held a party at her house in Grayson and that she let the boy and two female students smoke marijuana under her direct supervision.