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Married teacher sentenced to jail after having sex with 14-year-old student at side of a road

By Mason White 12:19 PM April 17, 2014
Carole Ann Hope 

By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) A woman was seen crying in court as she apologized for sexually abusing a 14 year old.

The South Carolina former math teacher, who pleaded guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old male student, was
sentenced to jail.

Carole Ann Hope, 38, had sex with her student on a least four occasions. One time, she stopped at the side of a road and the two had sex in her car.

On another occasion, she took the young teen to a hotel room where they engaged in sexual activities. Hope, who is married, also had sex with the child in her home.

Judge Larry Hyman sentenced Hope to 10 years in prison with all but two years suspended. She was also given five years probation and was ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life.

Hope pleaded guilty in Horry County court Wednesday, to criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the second degree.

Hope is still married, but told the judge that she is separated from her husband. She also has a 7 year old.

In tears, Hope told the judge she was sorry to have hurt many people, including the victim and especially her son.

Interestingly enough, the mother of the teenage victim asked the judge to punish the former teacher. However, she asked for leniency as Hope has a young child to care for.