[UPDATED] Carlie Rose Attebury, Ex-El Modena High Band Teacher, Gets 16 Months for Unlawful Sex with 15-year-old Boy
The 31-year-old Orange resident must also register as a sex offender for life.
She was also ordered to avoid any future contact with the teen.
As Superior Court Judge James A. Stotler was saying, before announcing the sentence, that he thought Attebury's crimes required a prison stretch to protect society, punish her and send a message to others, the ex-band teacher began to cry, reports the Orange County Register.
Those should have been tears of joy: Stotler could have put her away for five years.
While on the stand at trial, Attebury admitted to having sex with two other male students but claimed it was after they turned 18.
|Carlie Rose Attebury in class.|
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.
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.