Catholic Teacher, 35, Collapses TWICE as She Gets up to 25 YEARS in Prison After Conviction of Having Sex with 15-Year-Old Student

Catholic Teacher, 35, Collapses TWICE as She Gets up to 25 YEARS in Prison After Conviction of Having Sex with 15-Year-Old Student

Abigail Simon, a former Michigan high school tutor convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old male student will spend the next 8 to 25 years in prison, a Kent County judge decided on Wednesday. The sentence comes after she rejected a plea deal that could have put her behind bars for just months. Maybe this sexual predator can get the mental help she needs while in prison:

Abigail-Simon-at-Sentencing

Abigail Simon, 35, collapsed twice during the hearing, which lasted over two hours.

Simon pleaded for mercy during her hearing and tearfully gave a ten minute statement, still expressing the belief that she was a victim.

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‘I’m asking you to take a chance on me,’ begged Simon.

‘I’m lost and I’m broken,’ she said expressing that she was tired and that she wanted to go home.

‘I was overtaken by fear, scared and lost, felt like I was drowning,’ she told the judge with a look of desperation.
‘I’m sorry I was not strong enough to get away from him.’

The victim’s mother also made a statement saying that her son was the victim and that she hoped Simon’s sentencing would be severe, reports Woodtv.com

She said her son ‘has experienced a lot of pain and suffering in his short life. A huge percentage of it was caused by Abigail Simon’s actions.’

‘This theater of the absurd has closed its curtain,’ the mom told the judge.

‘I ask you to be severe in your sentencing.’

Simon’s lawyer Mike Manley stood by his defense saying that the young man first told police that he was the aggressor.
‘It’s not a defense we made up. It’s not a defense we created,’ Manley said.

Simon was in November found guilty on four of the five charges against her – three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of accosting a minor for immoral purposes – and will be sentenced in January, with a maximum penalty of life in prison.

She deserves every bit of time she is serving. This predator can whine and play victim all she wants, but the judge sure was able to see through her fake tears and weak defense. This monster got less than she deserved, but at least she didn’t get off scot-free.

Video of the trial and interviewing of the family:

Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie

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