Monday, the judge presiding over the case of the former Pennsylvania teacher’s aide who allegedly had sex with her 16-year old student made a ruling. She received jail for her sexual affair with the learning disabilities boy student.
For 26-year-old Christine Marie Towers, the sentence is 11 to 23 months in jail, plus five years probation after she’s released. The former teacher’s aide plead guilty to “institutional sexual assault and corruption of minors.” Their sexual encounters were said to have taken place four times within a month.
According to Philly.com, Christine Towers is now a registered sex offender. She’s be on the sex offender registry for the rest of her life.
“She made me think I was her everything and she would go crazy if I left her,” the boy told detectives. “I cooperated with the detectives because I saw it as a way out.”
Since the incident, which took place last spring — the boy’s family discussed the “devastation” Towers brought upon them from the abuse.
The teen said he was teased at school when word got out to the public, and even had to quit the basketball team due to team members mocking him and accusing him of being a “teacher’s pet,” the newspaper reported.
“Every day is a struggle in our home,” the mother said.
Carmody directed to Towers during the meeting, “If you were a male and it was a 16-year-old female, people would be outraged and screaming for blood,” while speaking out on double standards of male vs. female sexual assault victims.
“You threw a lot away here and made a lot of wrong decisions that resulted in someone being traumatized,” Carmody added.
Towers was also employed as a girls’ soccer, basketball, softball, and track coach at Tredyffrin/Easttown School District for two years up until her arrest last April.
The school said they did not receive any previous allegations from Towers’ other students.