A Florida dance female teacher has been sentenced to 26 years in jail for having sex with her 15-year-old female student.
Lauren Debenedetta was said to have engaged in an inappropriate relationship with her female student which lasted several weeks in 2016.
41-year old Debenedetta was caught by the student’s stepdad when he stepped into her bedroom to check up on his daughter, who had stayed home for a sick day.
According to court documents, Debenedetta called the student after she learnt that she was staying home for the day and asked if she could come over. The student also told the police that the relationship started as soon as she started classes at Debenedetta’s dance studio, Haven Dance.
A court heard how Debenedetta would call the teen into her office during class and would “kiss her on her mouth” and “touch her private parts”.
The teacher who has now been sentenced to 26-years in jail, will also be on sex offender probation for another five years after serving her term.