Ex-Teacher Angela Renee Comer Takes 10 Year Plea Deal in Sex Case
28 year old Angela Renee Comer pleaded guilty to having sex with a 14 year old boy and running off to Mexico. Under the plea agreement Comer will serve 10 years after facing a potential 20.
A former teacher charged with having sex with a 14-year-old middle school student and running off to Mexico with him pleaded guilty Wednesday to a sodomy charge.
Angela Renee Comer, 28, would serve 10 years in prison under her plea agreement, in which the prosecutor agreed to drop most other charges. Besides one count of third-degree sodomy, Comer pleaded guilty to one count of custodial interference.
She had faced up to 20 years on each of four counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and up to five years each for two counts of third-degree sodomy. (AP)
Is this another case of a double standard? If the roles were reversed and Comer was a man would the sentence have been lowered? Angela Comer is eligible for parole in 2 years. How are we supposed to show that we care about the welfare of children if we are not willing to punish those who are guilty in a responsible manner? One really must wonder what is up lately with the rash of married female teachers having sex with students. It is a troubling trend, indeed.
Comer said she expects to be eligible for parole after serving 24 months of the sentence. She said she also will be required to complete a sex offender treatment program that takes from 12 to 18 months. Comer has been in jail for the 16 months since her arrest.
Comer also said since her arrest her ex-husband has not permitted her to see her 5-year-old son, who is autistic.