May 20, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: KJCT News 8 "Fmr. Basalt Teacher Accused of Sex Assault Pleads Out"

Good wishes to Laurne Redfern as she tries to put this behind her and move on with her life.

Don Coleman:
"BASALT, Colo. -- A former Basalt High School teacher having sex with a student has agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors.

Under the agreement, Lauren Redfern, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. Two counts of Sexual Assault on a Minor by a Person in a Position of Trust were dropped.

The charges comes after she and the 18-year-old student were allegedly caught having sex in her office bathroom at the school in February. According to the Aspen Time, both Redfern and the victim told authorities they had sex when he was 17, as well.

The Times also reports the victim told authorities he "pursued" Redfern romantically and that the couple called off their relationship until he graduated.

The teacher has since resigned from the school..."  (Read the orginal article?  Click title)

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