Crime[ edit ] According to court documentation, Rogers had sex with the student on at least 12 occasions, including oral , vaginal , and manual sex as well as having the student engage in oral sex and digital penetration on her.
The charges stemmed from her 3-month relationship with a teenage boy. She was 27 years of age at the time of the relationship. When originally charged , she pleaded not guilty. Rogers later pleaded no contest to four charges of sexual battery by an authority figure on August 12, , as part of a deal with the prosecution. Her sentence was days about nine months in the Warren County jail in Tennessee.
During an eight-year suspended sentence , she also had to serve a term of seven years and three months of probation , surrender her teaching certificate, and register as a sex offender for life because sexual battery by an authority figure is "Violent sexual offense" under Tennessee law.
It also effectively ended her teaching career; most states will not grant a teaching license to a convicted felon. Rogers was arrested again on April 24, on charges that she had sent text messages , nude photos, and sex videos of herself to the same boy while using her father's cellphone. She was also charged for communicating with the boy via blogs and a website.
The judge ordered her to remain in jail until her next court hearing. On July 14, Rogers was sentenced to seven years in prison for violating her probation by sending explicit videos to her former victim and maintaining contact with him via online blogs. Rogers asked for mercy and apologized to her family and the teen's family, saying tearfully to the judge, "I have humiliated myself. What I did was wrong, I am willing to do anything to rehabilitate myself.
Circuit Judge Bart Stanley denied her request saying, "You have done everything except show this court that you wanted to rehabilitate yourself. Allegedly she conspired with two current inmates to send cell phones into the state prison where she used to be housed.
She is still in prison held on a 50, dollars bond; her arrest brought national attention to the problem of cellphone illegal contraband in prisons with all of its ramifications. This and a tv documentary Twisted: Teachers Who Prey  about her sexual abuse made her a very famous example as the embodiment of teachers sexual abuse but the price was her liberty with many more years in jail 6 to 30 years if convicted. He filed for divorce in January , around the time of her indictment.
Separated since , the couple was already experiencing marital difficulties when her legal troubles came to light.