Jennifer Fichter, who is now 30 years of age, was a teacher at Central Florida Aerospace Academy in Lakeland (Polk County).
|Jennifer Fichter, the 30-year-old Polk County Teacher convicted for 22 years for sex with her students|
She had pleaded guilty to having sex with at least three former students, who had come forward to claim she had a sexual relationship with them when they were 17-years-old.
According to prosecutors, one of these relationship had resulted in an aborted pregnancy.
A total of 33 witnesses testified at Fichter's sentencing hearing. At least one of these was a parent of one of the victims.
Fichter apologized to the victims at the hearing. When she addressed her own family she broke down in tears... "I'm sorry for the dishonor, to you, to them," she said.
A total of 37 criminal charges were accorded to Fichter, with each one carrying up to 15-years-in prison.
It should be noted that before her job in Polk County, Fichter had resigned from a position in Orange County under similar suspicions... One might rightly wonder how she made it back into the education system??