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Student teacher in North Carolina pleads guilty to soliciting sex from 13-year-old student

January 17, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Student teacher in North Carolina pleads guilty to soliciting sex from 13-year-old student

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A former student teacher at a middle school in North Carolina has been sentenced to eight months behind bars after she pleaded guilty to soliciting a student for sex.

Trisha Anderson Rogers, 47, was a teacher-in-training at Murray Middle School when she was taken into custody last July for using her phone to try to meet with a 13-year-old student for an illegal sex act.

Rogers reportedly tried to meet the student between February and May of last year, according to WNCN.

A blog which appears to belong to Rogers’, said that she is “a wife, mother, and a child of God” who graduated from the conservative Liberty University “with a specialization in Christian Counseling.”

The blog, called “Life in the Blender,” was active from 2009 until 2013 and highlights frequent mentions of Rogers’ faith, along with her volunteer work as a biblical counselor at her church.

Rogers’ claims in an appearance blog claims to be “a child of God” and volunteered as a counselor at her church. (WordPress/New Hanover County Jail)

Officials with the New Hanover County School told WNCN that Rogers was a student teacher at the middle school for one semester last spring and was previously a substitute teacher.

When the school was notified of what Rogers attempted, “they notified law enforcement, terminated her internship and removed her from the substitute teacher list on May 5th.”

On Tuesday, the former teacher entered a guilty plea to three counts of indecent liberties and was sentenced to eight months behind bars, with 20 to 33 months in prison suspended, along with 60 months of supervised probation.

Rogers will also be required to register as a sex offender and is required to pay at least $600 in court fees.

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