Posted on | January 15, 2014 | 28 Comments
You may recall I highlighted Alicia Gray’s crime in a post about female sex offenders entitled “She Craved the Taste of Boy Flesh.” In the interest of fairness, we must now report that she has admitted that giving a 14-year-old boy a blowjob was a bad idea:
A former Alabama math teacher recorded and released a video apology after pleading guilty to charges that she had sex with a 14-year-old student.
Alicia Gray, 28, accepted a plea deal Jan. 10 and was convicted in exchange for six months in jail and five years probation. She also lost her teaching certificate and will have to register as a sex offender. . . .
In a video produced by Gray’s church, Deeper Life Fellowship, the woman asks forgiveness from “those she hurt,” including the 14-year-old boy with whom she had sex last year. She credits her faith with helping her through the year.
“I realize I hurt many people and I also realize the implications of what I’ve done, and the possible difficulties that have been caused to people who have been hurt,” Gray says in the video, reading the statement she made in court Friday. “I apologize for what I’ve done. The person I was a year ago is gone.”
(Translation: “The person I was a year ago was having felony sex with a ninth-grader, which was awesome until I got caught. That doesn’t mean I’m a bad person, so don’t hate me.”)
Administration officials at Mary G. Montgomery High School, where Gray worked, contacted police after learning of her relationship with a student in February 2013.
The relationship began New Year’s Day when Gray and the victim exchanged messages on Facebook, and ultimately became sexual, with the teacher sending him nude photos, and engaging in oral sex with him.
With her husband by her side, Gray turned herself in to police on Feb. 25 of last year.
(“With her husband by her side” — how creepy is that, huh? When your wife decides to get it on with a high-school freshman, it’s maybe kind of a hint she’s not really all that into you.)
Now she says she found God.
(Alas, somewhat belatedly.)
“I had insecurities. I had pain in my own heart and a void that I needed to fill through attention,” Gray says in the video. “That void was needing Jesus.”
OK, then, let that be a lesson for the rest of you: If faced with a choice between (a) having sex with a 14-year-old and (b) finding God, it’s probably best to choose (b), because if you choose (a), you may subsequently change your mind after you get (c) arrested, (d) charged with a felony and (e) sentenced to jail as a sex offender.