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Teacher jailed for 22 years for sex with three teenage students

Jailed: Jennifer Fichter
Jailed: Jennifer Fichter

A former Central Florida high school teacher has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for having sex with three of her male students.

A Polk County judge sentenced 30-year-old Jennifer Fichter on Thursday. She pleaded guilty in March to 37 child sex charges.

She still faces three counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor in Hillsborough County.

Fichter initially was arrested in April 2014 on allegations she had carried on a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy who attended the Central Florida Aerospace Academy in Lakeland, where she had taught English for three years.

Two more victims, both 17, came forward following news reports of her arrest.

The relationships came to light after she became pregnant by one of the them. She subsequently terminated, the court heard.

According to The Globe Dispatch, the judge Frichter her sentence will give her plenty of time to think about her actions. 

“You’re going to have a long time to think about what you did. I trust that your faith is real, and you’ll have a long time to let your faith work in your life so that when you come out you’re a different person. It bothered me that there was references to that faith and yet there was this activity.”