Marked Tree, AR – A former teacher at an Arkansas high school avoided going to jail even though she pleaded guilty to having sex with four students.
Jessie Goline, 26, was given 52 months of probation and must register as a sex offender after a plea to one count of sexual indecency with a child, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Three of the students Goline had sex with were 18 at the time. One victim was far younger than 18.
Goline, who is married, said she believed the underage student to be 18 but later found out he was “way younger than what he had told her,” according to the affidavit.
Goline allegedly had sex with the students between January and April of 2016, including having sex with two different students on the same night. She was placed on administrative leave by the school district in May of 2017 and then arrested in September of 2017, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Goline started a conversation with one student by texting about class, according to the Washington Post. The teacher and student would text more frequently and the topics would stray from the classroom.
Goline picked up one student who was under 18 and drove him to her home that was 45 minutes away and they had sex at her home.
Later that same night, Goline had sex twice with another student, the Washington Post reported.
One student who had sex with Goline told investigators that she had commented “how good he looked” in class and also texted him a picture of herself wearing a thong, the Washington Post reported.
Goline’s affairs were discovered when the students began talking to classmates about having sex with their teacher.
“Boys brag,” said prosecuting attorney Scott Ellington.