Florida Girl Seduced By Teacher Sues School

November 3, 2009

A former student who had sex with her Hillsborough county teacher is suing the school district for failing to protect her.

The lawsuit alleges the school didn’t properly investigate Jaymee Wallace before her hiring and didn’t immediately tell the girl’s parents when it discovered the relationship. Wallace taught the girl math and coached her in basketball.

The victim asked the court in 2007 not to put Wallace in jail, but the girl’s parents insisted on it. She was sentenced to three years in prison and three years probation after pleading guilty to lewd and lascivious battery and unlawful sexual activity with a minor.

The lawsuit filed last week says the girl suffered “embarrassment, mental anguish and physical illness.”

A school spokeswoman said the district doesn’t comment on pending litigation.

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  • November 9, 2009 at 2:30 am
    Rich says:
    I do not condone, what happened here, but I live near a high school & while the adult is the adult, have you ever seen what these so called "Kids" wear to school. Both the sch... read more
  • November 5, 2009 at 5:31 am
    ex-teacher says:
    Sal - I didn't report one of the situations I saw because one of my fellow coaches was 29, dating an 18 year old student. He didn't even meet her at the school, he met her at ... read more
  • November 4, 2009 at 12:41 pm
    Reason says:
    I wonder if the coach taught her how to do a ball fake and a box-in-one defense. I heard she is a great proponent of the "triangle" offense. I'm actually surprised this didn't... read more
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