Teacher Imprisoned for Contacting Boy Again

Pamela Rogers

A former US teacher who has already served jail time for having sex with a 13-year-old student was sent to prison for more than six years on Friday for violating her probation by sending the boy nude photos of herself.

When Pamela Rogers, 29, was released after serving 198 days in jail, she was under orders not to contact the student or his family or use the internet.

But authorities say that even after appearing in court on a charge of violating her probation in April, she continued talking with the boy and sending him text messages and sexually explicit photos and video of herself.

"You have done everything except show this court that you wanted to rehabilitate yourself," Warren County Circuit Judge Bart Stanley said.

He revoked Rogers' probation and ordered her to serve the rest of a seven-year prison sentence that had been largely suspended.

Rogers, who has been in jail since April, presented evidence in a hearing on Friday, including a clinical psychologist who said she was a sex addict. She apologised tearfully and was led away in handcuffs to a women's prison in Nashville.

Details here from the AP via the Sydney Morning Herald.