Teacher Arrested For Having Sex With Student Claims HE Seduced HER, Would Call Her ‘My Empress’ And ‘Mrs Robinson’
We brought you the story of Mary Beth Haglin back in late July — the teacher who had sex almost every day with one of her underage students in the back of her car at a public park? I know these stories all blend together at some point, but you’ve gotta recall at least a few details from each of them.
The trial date is set for November 14th, and if convicted she could face up to two years in prison and have to register as a sex offender for 10 years. So, rather than lay low and try to keep herself out of the limelight, Mary Beth went on Inside Edition to claim that the boy she was caught sleeping with pursued HER, not the other way around:
“He would come into my classroom, grab a Post-It, write something and stick it to my desk on his way out,” she said. One read, “I love you so much, my empress.”
“He would always call me ‘my empress,'” she added.
The student even compared their relationship to the classic movie The Graduate. He once called her “Mrs. Robinson,” a nod to Anne Bancroft’s character.
The teen Casanova’s romantic overtures worked, and his teacher fell in love.
“I was completely head over heels,” she said.
How this helps her case is beyond me. “Ohhhh but he said nice things to me with pretty colored markers on post-it notes, how can my uterus RESIST?!” doesn’t seem like a quality legal defense, but then again I’m not a lawyer. If this were an episode of SVU I’d say she’s going for an insanity plea, though if she wants that to work she’s gonna have to take it a step further somehow.
She said they had sex almost every day in her car at a public park in the area.
“We met several times a week, not every time was just to have sex,” she said. “There were times we would sit and talk. I thought in my mind this was some sort of real relationship.”
Eh, that’ll do.
Mary Beth does note, however, that she now realizes how “stupid” she was and that the whole thing was a “terrible” mistake. “I thought that it was something that could be kept secret and that nobody would ever know.”
Again, NOT something anyone entering a “Not Guilty” plea should be saying. Maybe next interview she’ll throw in an “I’m guilty, but I’m also pretty so it’s okay.” Which, sad as it is, sometimes works in this country.
[H/T Inside Edition]