Email After being convicted of having sex with a year-old boy, her student in a middle school, the year old Lafave received a cushy plea deal in Florida. Judge Wayne Timmerman sentenced Lafave to just three years' house arrest, then seven years probation. She could have gotten 30 years in state prison. Now Timmerman's ridiculous sentence was rejected by another judge, Hale Stancil, who said it undermined the justice system. Judge Stancil's absolutely correct, but Timmerman got the last word, and now has even allowed LaFave to appear on NBC to discuss the crime.
In , following her first year of teaching, she married Owen Lafave. His aunt was alarmed at seeing him in the company of a provocatively-dressed woman, and alerted his mother. Under intense questioning from the boy's mother, he admitted that the woman was Lafave. Officers in Temple Terrace recorded conversations between Lafave and the boy, then arrested her at their next meeting. Two separate sets of charges were filed, because the alleged incidents occurred in both Riverview, in Hillsborough County , and Ocala, in Marion County. Lafave faced a sentence of 5-to years for each of the two counts for which she was accused.