Friday, February 22, 2008

Marla Meek receives sentence


Former South Beauregard High School teacher Marla K. Meek was sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty to four counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

Meek, who was 34 at the time of committing the felonies, entered a guilty plea in December of 2007 to events that took place during the first half of September 2006 with a fifteen year old student who, according to court documents, was the son of friends of the teacher's family.

As stated in the written sentence by District Judge Herman I. Stewart, Meek, a mother of three, was sentenced to five years with the Department of Corrections on each count running concurrently, of which four years is suspended and she will be required to serve one year.

Upon Meek's release, she is to be placed on supervised probation for four years with numerous special conditions specified, including having no communication or contact with the victim or any member of his family, or unsupervised association any male juveniles, excluding her own children.

Upon her release, she is to seek out and obtain Court approved psychological group therapy for not less than three years.

Meek is required to pay a total fine of $1,500 plus court costs, and to make restitution to the parents of the victim for any cost of psychological evaluation or counseling up to the sum of $2,500, as well as a $55 monthly supervision fee to the Department of Probation and Parole.

Lastly, Meek is required to comply with all applicable provisions of the Louisiana State Sex Offender Registration Statute.

According to court documents, since entering her guilty plea in December, Meek's teaching certificate has been taken from her and her she will not be allowed to reenter the teaching profession.

Meek, who once received the designation of Teacher of the Year, had no prior criminal history.

Beauregard Daily News

Note from Gag: I sure wish I could find a picture of Marla. I'd love to see what the broad looks like.