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Georgia music teacher said student tricked her ‘like a used car salesman’ into sex

July 18, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Georgia music teacher said student tricked her ‘like a used car salesman’ into sex

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On Friday, a former orchestra teacher in Georgia confessed in court that she took part in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old, but at one point tried to blame to the student.

Therese Gunn, the 54-year-old former teacher, told the court she was apologetic but that the student acted “like a used car salesman,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Gunn pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 90 days behind bars, despite her attorney’s efforts for house arrest. She will serve probation for ten years.

“I don’t find you’re the kind of person that needs to be warehoused for years,” Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge Warren Davis stated. “We get those, and we get them out of society as long as we can. You’re not one of those. But you betrayed the trust that you had of parents, putting this child in your care.”

Under the law in Georgia, any sexual engagement for someone with a supervisory position is illegal, even if the relationship is consensual. In this case, the student told the court that the woman “made adolescence a living hell.”

Gunn is the fourth educator from Gwinnett who has been arrested on sex-related charges dating back to the 2015-2016 school year.

The Gwinnett Daily Post reported that the relationship started in March 2016 and lasted less than two months. Some of the sexual activity occurred at the school and Gunn’s residence.

An investigator discovered that Gunn held a party at her home and allowed the 17-year-old and two female students to smoke marijuana.

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