A Virginia middle-school teacher now faces twenty years behind bars after relations with a 13-year-old student for more than a year.
The teacher, Amelia Tat, 27, confessed to “carnal knowledge” without force of a 13 to 15-year-old in her disturbing appearance in circuit court. Tat, a teacher at Jouett Middle School, admitted multiple sex sessions with the minor student dating back to 2015, reports WVIR.
Leading up to the felonious relations, Tat ‘groomed” the child by bombarding him with social media messages on Snapchat and Instagram. The online chats culminated with the 27-year-old stating she “had feelings” for the minor boy student.
According to reports, Tat requested the boy ‘stay late and help her after class. The after-school visit turned felony, say police.
The two also reportedly “met” at Tat’s home and after one of the boy’s baseball games.
The illegal sex with the minor came to an abrupt end when the boy’s mother uncovered the steamy messages on her son’s cell phone. Mom promptly called police.
Tat will be sentenced on May 1.