Court reinstates Debra LaFave's probation

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Video: Court reinstates Debra LaFave's probation

Debra Lafave appears in court for a probation hearing, Sept. 22 2011.

 

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Tampa, Florida -- The teacher who made national headlines for having sex with a 14-year-old student has been placed back on probation.

Under a plea deal, Debra LaFave was ordered to three years of house arrest followed by seven years of probation. She pleaded guilty in 2005 to charges of having sex with a minor.

Photo Gallery: Pictures of Debra Lafave

Last year, a judge agreed to her request to end her probation four years early, but on Wednesday, an appellate court had that probation reinstated.

Read the court's ruling (PDF)

The court ruled that as part of LaFave's original plea agreement, she waived her right to ask for an early termination.

As part of her probation, LaFave would have to stay in Hillsborough County and observe a curfew.

LaFave served more than two and a half years of house arrest before she was freed in 2008. She pleaded guilty in 2005 to two counts of lewd and lascivious battery for having sex with the boy in a classroom and her home. Her attorney said she had a psychiatric condition that affected her judgment.

The case became tabloid and media fodder at several turns. LaFave had posed in skimpy outfits for modeling shoots, and her lawyer once suggested the blonde was too attractive to go to jail.

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