Teacher faces decades in prison after allegedly having sex with 3 students

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Jennifer Fichter. (Polk County Sheriff's Office/via WGHP.)

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — A teacher in Florida is facing decades in prison after pleading guilty to 37 counts of Unlawful Sexual Contact with a Minor after she allegedly had sex with multiple students, getting pregnant by one.

According to WFLA, Jennifer Fichter, 30, is accused of having sexual relations with three of her former students at Central Aerospace Academy (map). She was fired after her arrest, according to the report. She recently changed her plea to guilty, and each charge carries a maximum of 15 years in prison.

According to the Daily Mail, Fichter was initially arrested last year after the mother of a student found intimate text messages from the teacher on her son’s phone.

The mother later called the teacher and recorded the conversation for investigators, according to reports. In the conversation, the teacher allegedly said she had become pregnant with the teen’s child and had had an abortion. She also said she was in love with the student and wanted to continue seeing him, the Daily Mail reported.

The student was 17 at the time.

Two more students then came forward, according to reports.

The Daily Mail reported that before teaching at the Space Academy, Fichter had resigned from her job at a middle school after it was reported she had feelings for an eighth-grade student.

According to WFLA, Fichter’s sentencing will take place in July.

WFLA reports Fichter still faces additional similar charges in Hillsborough County, Fla., where some of the sexual acts with the teens occurred.


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  • Martin

    A 17 year old knows what they’re doing. This woman is not a sexual predator. The parents failed at parenting their kids. This woman is not a criminal and doesn’t deserve 45 years in jail. Save the jail cells for people who deserve to be in there. Give her probation, get her some therapy, revoke her teaching license or her right to work with kids but give me a break 45 years? This is an injustice

  • Charlie Waffles

    My teachers did NOT look like this when I was in school. They were nasty, old, wrinkly, and hobbled. Nobody wanted them. Teachers are the new cho mo’s…

  • Lisa Porter

    Yeah, I agree she shouldn’t be in jail. She’s got some serious psych issues. I mean, an Eighth Grader? Get her some therapy. The guys will probably be OK.

  • grant peterstrovich

    You to have sympathasize with the overworked female Teachers who ‘dont make time to date’ and rely on female co-workers to introduce them to Male Relatives / friends as possible dating candidates, or thru Male Teachers (likely married) sparking in interest. Instead, they get impatient with that approach and dwelve into a fantasy like journey of having Intimate relationships with much younger male students as a matter of convenience. The “System is flawed since too many Female Teachers are getting it on with students”.

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