Ex-teacher jailed for student sex is released

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Updated: 1/09/2014 11:08 am

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A former Southern California teacher who had her student's baby has been released from jail.

The San Bernardino Sun says 29-year-old Laura Whitehurst was released this week with more than six months left on her one year sentence.

She must register as a sex offender within five days and wear a GPS tracking device.

Whitehurst is a former teacher at Citrus Valley High School in Redlands. Prosecutors say she began an affair with a student in 2012. She gave birth last July.

The father, who's now 18, told a judge she robbed him of his innocence.

Under a plea deal, Whitehurst pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex with the teen and with two former students who are now adults.

Whitehurst's parents are caring for the child.

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tonysam - 1/10/2014 6:45 PM
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Whitehurst is a good-for-nothing patronage hire who got her teaching position because her daddy was a principal in the district where she "worked." Never had to work a day in her life to find a teaching job, unlike most who toil years and years substituting to get a foot in the door, so why wouldn't she be arrogant enough to go after her students? Good riddance to this useless piece of trash.

4me2knw - 1/10/2014 11:25 AM
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station, It's people with attitudes like yours that allows this crime to continue. When these boys grow up and decide they want to explore for THEMSELVES (not at the hands of their teacher) this abuse will rear it's ugly head and effect them. They then realize they were victimized. This usually causes them to have dysfunctional relationships the rest of their lives. How do I know? I'm a victim.

station - 1/10/2014 6:24 AM
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Rubbish! The only damage they would have suffered would have been from the experience of being dragged through legal proceedings. Like any teenage boys they would not need much encouragement to have sex with anyone. They would have been proud and bragged about nailing a teacher(that's probably how they got caught). Then the relationship gets discovered and the boys fear they might be in trouble, that's when they pull the innocent little minor act. The parents and everyone around them go along with it to seem morally outraged and upstanding, the old "my boy's a good boy" act, even although a lot of them remember how they would have reacted to the opportunity at that age. Yes, as a teacher she broke a bond of trust and that needs to be punished, but the boys involved were not tortured or force fed Viagra to get an erection, they participated willingly. Stop trying to make out that these boys were hurt by the experience. You may be outraged but they are doing fine. The only way they will be hurt now is if people like you convince them they are damaged and need fixing.

4me2knw - 1/9/2014 10:16 PM
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Only 1 year for raping a child? What is wrong with our society to think this would okay in any shape or form. she should be doing at least life. She robbed these kids of theirs.

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