There must be some kind of insatiable, uncontrollable lust that fills these teachers who get involved with their students…
On Wednesday, a former Wisconsin high school teacher who had sex with one of her students was sentenced to two years in prison.
NY Daily News reports:
Sara M. Domres, 29, pleaded guilty in August to two counts of sexual assault of a student by school staff, charges filed in April over incidents in 2015. The former Wisconsin English teacher cried and hung her head as she was led from court in handcuffs.
Domres, who has no prior criminal record, must also register as a sex offender and is banned from having contact with the pupil and his family, the Journal Sentinel reported. When she leaves prison, she will be on three years probation and a supervision order.
The former West Berlin High School teacher in August admitted to having sex with a 16-year-old sophomore in her English class after she’d developed a relationship with him over the course of the 2014-15 school year.
Domres often referred to the student as “baby boo” in the 1,100 text messages the pair exchanged over the course of their relationship.
“Baby Boo, I love you now & forever! Please be mine forever & ever. Always your baby girl. P.S. Good luck on your quiz [smiley face],” she once wrote to him, according to court documents.
The student said their first sexual encounter occurred at a park-and-ride lot in July 2015, when he was only 16.
And while Domres only admitted to having sex with him on two occasions, he said they had intercourse between 10 and 15 times, including at a motel 6 the night of Domres’ husband’s bachelor party in October 2015, the teenager told police.
Investigators found evidence that shows the boy’s phone had been connected to the motel’s WiFi the same date motel records showed Domres reserved a room.
The student also admitted to police that his teacher sent him selfies while she was on her honeymoon.
A few of the student’s friends reported Domres back in January and the School District of New Berlin, located just outside Milwaukee, fired her the same month.
In her statement to the court, Domres said she was passionate for her teaching profession and detailed the hours she spent outside of work assisting her students and acting as their confidante, the Journal Sentinel reported.
She said the loss of her job and the ongoing media coverage surrounding her case made her feel as though “the consequences of my actions have been enforced tenfold.”
The prosecutor noted however, that had she not been a teacher, her dozen-plus sexual encounters with her student would have only been misdemeanors — because of the power and influence teachers hold over their students, her trysts are considered a felony.
“I don’t know how much brighter the line could be,” Assistant District Attorney Ted Szczupakiewicz said. “There’s no gray area. It’s absolute.”