Middle teacher, Amelia Tat admits having carnal knowledge of 13-year-old student in court; faces two decades in jail
Amelia Tat, 27-year-old former science teacher admitted to two counts of having carnal knowledge of a minor, Friday
She appeared in Albemarle Circuit Court Friday, January 27, to finalize her plea deal
Tat was accused of having sex with a 13-year-old student at school after asking him to ‘stay late and help her after class’
The 27-year-old was a teacher at Jack Jouett Middle School in Virginia when she taught the boy
She began sending him messages on social media in early 2015, the sexual relation was first consummated in the late classroom stay
Tat was arrested in June 2016 after the victim’s mother found messages Tat had sent on his phone
She is facing 20 years in prison, sentencing in May
Amelia Tat [photo] leaving court on Jan, 27, is facing up to two decades jail over an affair she had with a 13-year-old student for more than a year
A middle school teacher from Virginia is facing up to two decades in jail over a sordid affair she had with a 13-year-old student for more than a year.
Amelia Tat, 27, confessed to two counts of carnal knowledge without force of a 13 to 15-year-old when she appeared in Albemarle Circuit Court last Friday.
Tat, who was a teacher at Jack Jouett Middle School, admitted to having sex multiple times with the student – with the first incident taking place in 2015, according to WVIR.
In the months leading up to the first time Tat and the student had sex, she had began sending him messages over Instagram and Snapchat. Tat told the teenager in those online chats that she had feelings for him. Eventually, in an online chat, she confessed to having feelings for the teenager.
Then, she asked him to ‘stay late and help her after class’ one day, which led to them having sex.
27-year-old Tat pled guilty to two counts of carnal knowledge without force of a 13 to 15-year-old in Albemarle Circuit Court, Friday Jan, 27. She will be sentenced in May and faces up to 20 years in prison
Tat and the victim subsequently had sexual intercourse in her classroom, that night.
The teacher – student affair continued with Tat sending inappropriate text messages, and the pair had sex again. The pair had sex at the teachers’s house in Lynchburg, Virginia, at a later date, as well as after one of the boy’s basketball games. The affair ended after the teenager’s mother discovered messages from Tat on her son’s phone, she then called law enforcement.
Police arrested then 26-year-old Tat, on June 29, 2016.
Tat was a teacher at Jack Jouett Middle School, VA [photo], where she admitted to having sex multiple times with her 13-year-old student – with the first incident taking place in a classroom in 2015
Tat had just completed her first year as a science teacher at Nelson County High School and she also served as an assistant girls soccer coach, according to the Daily Progress.
Albemarle County police charged her with two felony counts of carnal knowledge of a minor, and one felony count of taking indecent liberties with a child by a person in a custodial or supervisory relationship. Lynchburg police also charged her with one felony count of carnal knowledge of a minor that was incorporated into her plea deal.
Tat faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in jail, and a fine of $200,000.
Sentencing is scheduled for May 1.
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