[UPDATED:] Carlie Rose Attebury, El Modena High Band Teacher, CONVICTED of Unlawful Sex with 15-year-old Boy


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Update, November 24, 7 p.m.: Former El Modena High School band teacher Carlie Rose Attebury, 31, of Orange, was convicted today of four felony county of having sex with an underage male student.

She could get up to five years in state prison at her Jan. 7 sentencing, according to prosecutors.

So, how did she take the reading of the verdict?

By weeping loudly, reports the Orange County Register.

Attebury was found guilty of one count of unlawful sexual intercourse, two counts of oral copulation of a minor under 16, and one count of sexual penetration by foreign object of a minor.

She was acquitted of one count of lewd acts on a child and one count of dissuading a witness from reporting a crime.

Original Updated Post, November 17, 11:04 a.m.: El Modena High School of Orange's Band and Color Guard took first place at the recent Field Show Competition at Riverside Community College. Combined with multiple wins at Mission Viejo High School's Marching Show, El Mo is in first place overall in Southern California.

I'll leave it to you to insert your own joke about how this relates to the school's 31-year-old band teacher Carlie Rose Attebury, who is accused of having an illegal sexual affair with a then-16-year-old drum major.

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Carlie Rose Attebury in class.
The Orange resident's defense of the multiple child sex charges she is facing in a Santa Ana courtroom this week is this: parents and other students are jealous that she chose the boy to be the band's drum major.

Prosecutors refer to him by a different title: "victim." He testified this week that a crush he had on Attebury as a sophomore became a homecoming kiss with her when he was 15 and a full blown sexual affair after he turned 16, the Orange County Register reports.

This morning, the Santa Ana daily reports the Orange County District Attorney's Office has dismissed one felony charge of unlawful sex with a minor that had been filed against Attebury. Deputy DA Katherine David explained the victim testified he had his clothes on during one sexual encounter he had with the teacher, thus disqualifying that particular unlawful sex charge.

Now, Attebury faces a single felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse, while the one felony count of lewd acts on a child, two felony counts of oral copulation of a minor under 16, one felony count of sexual penetration by foreign object of a minor, and one felony count of dissuading a witness from reporting a crime remain.

Dropping the felony charge shaves eight months off the maximum state prison sentence Attebury could get if convicted of all the original counts. She's now looking at six years and four months in the pen, plus she'd to register as a sex offender, if found guilty.

Attebury is accused of telling the 15-year-old boy she loved him, saying they would get married and having sex with him multiple times in the classroom and her home. Another student discovered the affair and tried to blackmail the teacher, who went to police, denied the affair and got the accuser busted.

But, as the Orange County District Attorney's Office statement on the next page reveals, Attebury was also seen by students and parents straddling the 15-year-old boy with her legs and caressing his hair in the bleachers at a school event.

Needless to say, they were creeped out.
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