Monday, August 4, 2008

Plea bargain sends Heather LeeThorsby to jail for 3 years

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — A former teacher has been sentenced in Franklin on a plea bargain in a sex case.

The Circuit Court Clerk’s office confirmed Heather Lee Thorsby entered guilty pleas on Monday to three counts of statutory rape by an authority figure and 2 counts of sexual battery by an authority figure.

Thorsby was an art teacher at Independence High School and was charged with having sex with a student, who was a minor. She was suspended from her job in May 2007.

A few more details here.

Note from Gag:

Heather looks a little bummed out in that photo, don't you think? Well, I guess I would be bummed too if I was photographed wearing purple lipstick.