Jessica Storer, 29, is a former substitute teacher in Ohio who was sentenced to two years in prison on Monday after admitted to having sex with an 18-year-old student who her husband supplied with alcohol.
Jessica had sex with the student inside of the Pandora home she shared with her husband, Derrick, 33, after they invited a group of students to come over last year. Judge Randall Basinger sentenced the mother-of-two to two years in prison Monday after she plead guilty at a previous hearing to sexual battery.
LimaOnline.com reports that a letter from the victim was read in court where the student said that he has attempted suicide, been harassed at Pandora Gilboa High School, been bullied online and is the subject of gossip by adults since the incident.
“I should have been able to trust her,” he added. “I’m trying to get my life together.
“Jessica Storer has really made the last six months a living hell for me. I hate it and I hated myself for doing it.”
The victim’s father also addressed the court about his son’s suicide attempt, saying: “He is trying to make his way out of this. Our son is going to have to live with this for the rest of his life.”
The student’s statement said Storer manipulated him when he opened up to her about a bad breakup he was going through. Storer, who was a substitute teacher through the Putnam County Educational Service Center, was interviewed by police on December 13 after officers were notified the day before. The 18-year-old said he was given alcohol before having sex with Storer and sleeping over.
Storer was arrested on December 21 after admitting to having had sex with him.
She told Judge Randall Basinger that the teen helped himself to the alcohol inside her home.
“The sexual relationship between the 18-year-old and I was a one-time thing,” she told the judge.
“I accept full responsibility for him drinking and for not saying no. I do feel it was consensual. It was not forced. That’s where I came in saying this should be between my husband and I, my priest and God.”
Prior to sentencing, Storer asked Basinger to take into account her mental health as she claimed she was taking medication for bipolar disorder and depression. Her husband pleaded guilty to multiple counts of first-degree misdemeanor furnishing alcohol to a minor in April.
The 33-year-old father-of-two faces up to 18 months in jail.
Pandora Gilboa High School
Pandora-Gilboa High School is a state technology prototype public high school centered in Pandora, Ohio. It is the only high school and school in the Pandora-Gilboa Local School district. It was founded in 1951 and has a total enrollment of approximately 600 students.