Teacher walks out of court a free woman after being convicted of having a sexual relationship with 14-year-old studentBy Mason White 3:06 PM July 1, 2016
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) People are angry after a teacher walked out of court a free woman despite pleading guilty to six felony counts of sexual battery.
28-year-old Serena Milan of Knox County, Tennessee, has been sentenced to 10 years of probation and will have to register as a sex offender for 20 years as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors.
An addition to pleading guilty to sexual battery, Milan also pleaded guilty to 22 felony counts of exploitation of a minor.
According to the police investigation, Milan was working as an English teacher at the Northwest Middle School, when she began her sexual advances on the child, including graphic text messages and photographs.
The teacher and the 14-year-old boy had sex at least 6 times, including in Milan’s classroom. On at least one occasion, the teacher and the boy had sex in her car.
The mother of the boy filed a lawsuit against the teacher and the school, seeking $2 million in damages. Milan was originally charged with six counts of statutory rape by an authority figure and sexual exploitation of a minor.