A former Arkansas teacher who pleaded guilty to having sex with 4 students gets probation.
Jessie Lorene Goline entered the plea deal, and the court sentenced her to 42 months' probation for inappropriate relationships with four students while she was a teacher at Marked Tree High School.
The court also ordered her to register as a sex offender.
According to her arrest affidavit, Jessie seduced her victims via text messages. Despite having a husband, she would then take the students to her apartment for sex.
Her fling with the students, however, came to light after the students started bragging about it.
The school's basketball coach also had heard about a parent threatening to cause 'bodily harm' to a teacher who had sex with multiple students.
The coach then alerted the school principal.
As the coach and the principal were filing a police report, Jessie herself burst into the principal's office and confessed to the crime.
Cops then arrested Jessie and charged her with inappropriate relationships with students.
While she told cops she had inappropriate sexual relationships with four students, only one was underage at the time.
The arrest affidavit states Jessie said she believed that the student was 18. But she later found him to be 'way younger than what he had told her.'
The report added that the three students she had sex with were from the Marked Tree School District, where she worked.
The fourth one was from the East Poinsett County School District.
In an interview, the students said Jessie would first text them about school work. Over time, the conversation became sexual, and she invited them for sex.
One student said a friend dropped him off at Jessie's residence, where the two had sexual intercourse.
Another student said Jessie picked him up one afternoon and took him to her apartment. After the sex, the teacher took him back home later in the day.
The same night, Jessie invited yet another student into her apartment and had sex with him twice.
The fourth student told investigators that Jessie commented on 'how good he looked in class.'
Afterward, the teacher sent him a photo of herself wearing 'thong underwear.'
In Jessie's arraignment, the court charged her with one count of first-degree sexual assault. The sentencing judge claimed only one of the students was under 18 when they had sex.
While a first-degree sexual assault can carry a prison sentence of up to 40 years, Jessie only received probation.