Guilty! Linda Leann Wallace, Beaumont, Texas (charged Jan 2013)

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    Linda Leann Wallace, 53, teacher at Legacy Christian Academy, Beaumont, Texas, "inappropriate relationship with a student"

    12 News Now: Former SETX teacher pleads guilty to having relationship with student, 16 (July 15 2013)

    A former Southeast Texas teacher Monday pleaded guilty to having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Linda Leann Wallace, 53, was charged after prosecutors say she had a relationship with a student while she was a teacher at Legacy Christian Academy in Beaumont. Officials say the relationship was ongoing in 2007 and involved a 16-year-old female student.

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    Beaumont Enterprise: Former Beaumont teacher pleads guilty to having relationship with student (July 15 2013)

    A former Beaumont school teacher pleaded guilty Monday morning to having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Leann Wallace also pleaded guilty to sexual assault ... While teaching there, Wallace had a relationship with a friend's daughter for an extended time period, said Pat Knauth, a criminal district attorney. The relationship went on from the time the student was 13 years old until she graduated high school.
     
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    Beaumont Enterprise: Teacher sex case sentencing delayed (Aug 12 2013)

    The sentencing date for a former Beaumont school teacher [Leann Wallace] who pleaded guilty last month to sexual assault and having an inappropriate relationship with a student has been pushed back to Sept. 9.
     
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    Sentenced to 16 years in prison ...

    12 News Now: ‘My mom is not a predator,' daughter testifies during sentencing of former Beaumont teacher (Sept 9 2013)

    Linda Leann Wallace, 53, was charged after prosecutors say she had a relationship with a student while she was a teacher at Legacy Christian Academy in Beaumont. She entered a guilty plea in July. It was standing-room only in the courtroom as Wallace's daughter testified during the sentencing phase saying, "My mom is not a predator!"

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    Wallace took the stand as the last witness for the defense. "I've had remorse for many years. I'm terribly sorry. I cry myself to sleep at night for her innocence," said Wallace. "We knew it was wrong. The only reason it evolved to that point was because she was struggling with her family. I wanted so hard to be there for the student and encourage her. I should have stood my ground. I'm sincerely sorry," said Wallace.

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    Prosecutors say the relationship was ongoing and that it began in 2006 and lasted until the female student went to college. Prosecutors say it began when the student was 13 years old.
     
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