Fort Myers teacher receives prison time for sexual misconduct with a student

A female high school teacher was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison and 10 years probation for sexual misconduct with a student.

Suzanne Owen, 36, was a teacher at Evangelical Christian School before she was terminated for the misconduct with the student.

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Owen was arrested on April 11, after Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies revealed that Owen had a sexual encounter with a male student one week prior to the arrest, where the two decided to meet off-campus, deputies said.

Deputies also discovered the teacher had been communicating with the student through personal text messages several weeks prior to the incident.

Owen will have to enter a sex offender treatment program while incarcerated and must register as a sexual predator upon her release from jail.

Writer:Lincoln Saunders
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