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Teacher sentenced to ten years for sex crime

Posted on July 1st, 2010 No Comments

On Monday, a former Florida teacher was sentenced to ten years in prison for having sex with two underage students in 2008.  In addition, the Tampa Bay judge order a fifteen year sex offender probation after her release from jail.

31-year old Stephanie Ragusa plead guilty in April to three counts of lewd and lascivious battery involving a 14-year old boy, and two counts of having unlawful sex with a minor involving a 16-year old student.  Ragusa has been in prison since 2008 when she was arrested.

Prosecutors tried to illustrate Ragusa as a manipulator to the jury,  while the defense argued that Ragusa has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder.

If you or someone you know has been accused of a sex crime, contact the Houston sex crimes defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer at 713-222-0400 to learn more about your rights.