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As many teacher/student hook-up stories as we hear about, sooner or later there has to be a twist. And now we have one.
A 36-year-old teacher named Tara Stumph has filed a lawsuit against an unidentified 16-year-old student accusing him of making statements that “hurt her career and reputation.” This of course coming after Stumph pleaded no contest to having sex with a person under the age of 18 and was sentenced to 180 days in jail.
The lawsuit also states that the teen “talked trash about the sex-starved educator to various classmates, family and other members of the community.”
Both Stumph and her former employer, Lucia Mar School District, were named as defendants in a lawsuit by the victim’s family. The victim’s family and the school district are set to enter a binding mediation process with Santa Barbara mediator Henry Bongiovi.
Stumph’s teaching license was revoked after her conviction, but she will not be required to register as a sex offender upon her release from San Luis Obispo County Jail.
Stumph is suing for indemnity for any judgments rendered against her, a judicial determination that any injuries to the plaintiff were caused by the school district as well as civil damages, attorneys fees and costs.
Well, I don’t know how this will turn out but the case is scheduled for October 12. Until then Stumph will be known as the teacher who was somehow seduced by a teen.