Baltimore Spanish teacher, 25, is convicted for starting affair with her student 16, just a month into her teaching career
Ekatherine Pappas, a first year teacher from Baltimore, videotaped her tryst with the student
When the video of the sex sessions surfaced in January, Pappas fled to Bogota, Colombia, but returned a few weeks later
The fugitive teacher, was arrested on re-entry to the US and pled guilty to three counts of sexual offense against a student in June
Prosecutors say Pappas had the victim cut class twice in December and drove him to his own house to have sex with him
She was sentenced to three years, but a judge suspended all but one year and one day of Pappas’ term
This will be followed by five years on specialized and enhanced supervised probation
She will also have to register as a sex offender for 15 years
Prosecutors say rookie teacher Ekathrine Pappas had her student lover cut class twice in December and drove him to his own house to have sex with him
A rookie teacher at Franklin High in Reisterstown, Maryland has been sentenced to prison after she admitted to having sex with her 16-year-old male student and videotaping at least one of the encounters.
Ekatherine Pappas, a first-year high school teacher from Baltimore was charged after police said they discovered a video of her engaged in a sex act with a male student.
Pappas, 25, pled guilty in Baltimore County Circuit Court last month to three counts of fourth-degree sex offense, according to county prosecutor Perry Wasserman. The state dropped additional counts of sexual abuse of a minor, which is a felony.
As part of a plea deal, prosecutors agreed to drop additional felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor.
On Monday, the former Spanish teacher was handed a sentence of three years in prison, but a judge suspended all but one year and one day of her term.
Pappas was had been teaching at Franklin High School [photo], in the suburbs of Baltimore, MD, for just a month when she became involved with the 16-year-old boy
Upon her release, Pappas will spend five years on specialized and enhanced supervised probation and will be required to register as a sex offender for 15 years,according to a report by the Baltimore Sun.
Charges against Papas were announced back in January when authorities issued a warrant for her arrest, saying she had fled the US to Colombia.
The case against Pappas began unfolding in early January when a video surfaced at the school showing the 25-year-old teacher having sex with the 16-year-old victim.
A school resource officer saw a copy of the X-rated video on a student’s phone and notified administrators, reported the station WBAL.
On the day officials at Franklin High School became aware of the sex video, Pappas went to Dulles Intentional Airport and boarded a flight to Bogota, Colombia.
She returned to the US a few weeks later and was arrested at the airport.
One of Pappas’ sexual encounters with the teen was recorded on video and then circulated among other students
According to court documents, the victim told detectives his Spanish teacher asked him to cut class on two separate occasions, on December 21 and 22, and drove him to his house for the purpose of having sex with her. One of their sex sessions was recorded on video.
Pappas, a graduate of Loyola University, had been teaching at Franklin High for just a month when she became involved with the 16-year-old boy, according to prosecutors.
The boy’s father wrote in a victim impact statement submitted to the court that his son and their entire family have been devastated by this case.
‘I cannot begin to explain the terror of being notified that my son had been sexually abused and it was on videotape that had been circulated throughout the school for others to see,’ the parent stated.