- Jul 7, 2015
if convicted at trial, McDonough faces a mandatory five years in prison.
The English teacher was arrested in December. Because all of the students are legal adults, she was not charged for sex crimes.
The seven-year teaching veteran gave her cellphone number to all three of the teen boys and texted them frequently, prosecutors said. However, the boys said the relationships didn't give them special treatment in the classroom.
"There was no disparate treatment between them and the other students," McDonough's lawyer said.
The student who had sex with McDonough called it a "loving relationship," her lawyer said.