What is going on here? We’ve got another teacher having sex with students. This time it’s Stephanie Ragusa, who pleaded guilty to having sex with a 14- and 16-year-old students. Pop the hood.
Former middle school math teacher Stephanie Ragusa was teary-eyed Monday as she pleaded guilty to having sex with two underage students.
Ragusa, 31, faces up to 10 years in prison when she is sentenced on June 15. She pleaded guilty to three counts of lewd and lascivious battery in a March 2008 case involving a 14-year-old boy.
She also pleaded guilty to two counts of having unlawful sex with a minor in an April 2008 case involving a 16-year-old student.
Prosecutor Rita Peters said Ragusa had intercourse with the 14-year-old on three occasions between October 2006 and May 2007. Evidence in that case included a phone conversation police recorded with the teen’s consent. During the phone call, Ragusa could be heard urging him to keep their encounters secret, Peters said.
Peters said the encounters with the other teen began when he was 15. They ended when she was arrested in April 2008 as she was leaving his home. Evidence in the case included DNA matches, several amorous letters Ragusa wrote and gifts she gave him, the prosecutor added. The gifts included a key chain with her initials on it.
Peters said investigators also found a will in Ragusa’s handwriting that named the teen as executor.
This ish is really starting to get ridiculous. Do these teachers need more psychological testing or what?