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Baltimore Spanish teacher sent to prison for skipping school to film sex with teen student

July 12, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Baltimore Spanish teacher sent to prison for skipping school to film sex with teen student

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A Spanish teacher who left the high school she was working at to have sex with a student and record it on video was sentenced to three years behind bars.

Ekatherine Pappas, 25, pleaded guilty to three counts of misdemeanor sexual offense charges in June and was sentenced in a court in Baltimore on Monday, although the judge suspended all but a year and a day of her sentence. The state dismissed the felony counts against her.

Authorities investigated after a sexually graphic video of Pappas and the 16-year-old after it had gotten all over the school back in January, The New York Post reported.

“I cannot explain the terror of being notified that my son had been sexually abused and it was on a tape that had been circulated throughout the school,” the victim’s father said in court, adding that his son has not gone back to school.

One of Pappas’ sexual encounters with the teen was recorded on video and then circulated online

The Spanish teacher departed for Bogota, Colombia, in January on the same day authorities issued an arrest warrant. A Baltimore County police spokesperson told local station WBAL that detectives were not sure if the teacher’s trip had been planned beforehand.

She was taken into custody at Dulles International Airport upon her arrival one week later.

The student told investigators that his teacher had asked him to leave class on two instances, then took him to his residence and sexually assaulted him, recording them on one occasion.

Pappas graduated from Loyola University and had been teaching at the school for only a month.

The Spanish teacher who left school to have sex with a teen student and film it was sentenced to three years in jail

When she is released, she will be on enhanced probation for five years and will have to register as a sex offender for 15 years.

The boy’s father said his son and family had been impacted “in devastating and profound ways.”

“As a young man, this ordeal has been extremely confusing for him, as it would be for any victim exposed to sexual activity before they are at a level of maturity,” he said in court. “Our home is no longer a safe environment since it is the location where the assault took place.”

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