Former Cosby High Teacher Michelle Catherine Walters Sentenced to 1 Year Jail for Sex with Underage Student
A former Virginia high school teacher has been sentenced to a year in jail for having sex with an underage student.
Michelle Catherine Walters, 24, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor sexual battery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor for having sex with the boy in her classroom after school last year. In addition to serving jail time, Walters will have to register as a sex offender.
The former Colby High School substitute teacher was originally charged with taking indecent liberties with an underage student while in a supervisory role and having carnal knowledge (sodomy) with a minor, both felonies.
According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the woman, who is also known as Anna Michelle Walters, turned herself in to police after a 12-day investigation that was sparked when a former student, now in college, posted graphic text messages and nude photos online that he claimed were of the teacher. The messages and photos went viral.
That former student, identified as Justin Foster, was 18 at the time of his alleged relationship with Walters and so no charges have been filed in that case.