A former Florida middle school teacher who pleaded guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old student in a high-profile case is reportedly back in court Thursday to ask a judge to reduce her probation.
Debra Lafave, 31, a former teacher at Angelo L. Greco Middle School in Temple Terrace, Fla., pleaded guilty in 2005 to having sex with a 14-year-old boy in the summer of 2004, when Lafave was 23-years-old.
The case never went to trial because the victim's mother did not want her son to testify, fearing his identity would become public.
Lafave agreed in a last-minute plea deal to three years of house arrest followed by seven years of probation. But a lawyer for the woman is asking a judge Thursday to reduce her probation by four years, arguing that Lafave -- now a mother of twins -- is a responsible adult, according to the station.
The boy's mother is reportedly outraged by the move. The woman, whose name has not been released, told ABCActionNews.com that an agreement was made at the time that does not allow for early termination of the deal.
"I am absolutely positively against her getting early probation," the woman told the station. "Just because she had twins is a ridiculous excuse. And she's tired of probation? What type of excuse is that? Her actions have forever impacted our family."
"We made an agreement. And she [Lafave] needs to finish her terms," she said. "I think by letting her off that would send the wrong message."