Teacher avoids prison in affair with student by marrying him

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A school teacher in North Carolina had sex with a 15-year-old boy, but she avoided going to prison because she married him.

42-year-old Leah Gayle Shipman waited until her divorce was final, then married Johnny Ray Ison six days later.

By that time, Ison was 17, and his mother had to give permission since her son was still a minor.

Shipman was facing 15 years in prison on charges of statutory rape; but now, under North Carolina law, Ison can’t be compelled to testify against his new wife.

Without his testimony, prosecutors have no case.

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  • Anonymous

    When I was in 6th grade, I would have given anything to sleep with my 23 year old teacher, but she wouldn’t have no part of it. Nowadays it happens all the time. Teachers should be held to a higher standard since they are in a position of authority.

  • Some1 making sense

    I cant believe the stuff that im reading on here. Whether you want to admit it this situation is wrong. This lady is old enough to be his grandma. Yes there are certain cases where this consensual sex and statutory rape craziness is a little much . For instance when the 17 year old boy has a 16 or 15 year old girlfriend then he turns 18 and in societies eyes he can no longer be with this girl. BUT a 42 year old not only having sex but MARRYING a 15 year old is ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS . AND THIS ALSO APPLIES IF THE GENDERS WERE REVERSED IT STILL IS WRONG !