Church’s ‘home school’ program teacher, 52, is sentenced to four months in jail after she sexually assaulted a 17-year-old female student
- Former teacher Alisa Andrews, from Arkansas, pleaded guilty to sexual assault after having at least 20 sexual encounters with a student in 2019
- Andrews had taught biology as part of a home school program in Rogers, Arkansas, and also was the director of a youth theater company
- Victim told police Andrews was her biology teacher the semester before they became intimate but was no longer her teacher when the relationship started
- The 17-year-old girl said she had tried to end the relationship because she knew it was wrong, but Andrews threatened to kill herself
Former biology teacher Alisa Andrews, from Arkansas, has pleaded guilty to sexual assault after having at least 20 sexual encounters with a 17-year-old student in 2019
A former home school teacher from Arkansas has been sentenced to four months in jail after she admitted to repeatedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old female student.
Alisa Andrews, 52, on Monday pleaded guilty to sexual assault and was sentenced to jail, followed by 10 years of probation.
Until the fall of 2019, Andrews had taught biology as part of a home school program at Rogers Christian Church.
In September of that year, a pastor at the church contacted the police to report that a parent told him Andrews was in an inappropriate relationship with a student who attended the home school program, according to a probable cause affidavit cited by ArkansasOnline.com.
Police interviewed the 17-year-old girl, who confirmed that she and Andrews were having a sexual relationship.
Andrews was the victim’s biology teacher the semester before they became intimate but was no longer her teacher when the relationship started, according to the documents. The teen was also part of a local youth theater company that was headed by Andrews.
The victim said that Andrews had performed sex acts with her on about 20 occasions over the course of several months.
The girl also said she had made repeated attempts to end the relationship because she knew it was wrong, but Andrews threatened to kill herself, reported KATV.
Andrews had taught biology as part of a home school program at Rogers Christian Church in Arkansas, and also was the director of a youth theater company
Andrews was arrested in October 2019 on a charge of first-degree sexual assault.
During Monday’s sentencing hearing, a prosecutor read an victim impact statement from the teenage girl, who described her struggles with mental health problems and suicidal thoughts requiring therapy as a result of Andrews’ actions.
‘I know now that none of this is my fault, and I want you to know that you have no power over me any more,’ the girl wrote. ‘I’m no longer the broken girl I was. You don’t know anything about the person I am today, and you never will. I hope you know I don’t forgive you, and I hope I never do.’
The presiding judge barred Andrews from having any unsupervised contact with minors except her own children.
Following the completion of her sentence, the former teacher will be required to register as a sex offender.