A Baltimore teacher was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of sexual offense against a student, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Ekatherine Pappas, 25, was charged by police after they discovered she had recorded a video of her having sex with a 16-year-old student.
Pappas was also sentenced to five years of “enhanced supervised probation for sexual offenders” and must register as a sex offender for 15 years.
Police announced the charges in January but Pappas had fled the country to Colombia on the day school authorities found the video.
Police interviewed the student and issued a warrant for Pappas’ arrest.
She was arrested in Dulles Airport after she returned from Bogota several weeks later.
The male student told police that Pappas told him to leave school during class hours and drove with him to his home to have sex.
One of those times was recorded on video.
More, via Baltimore Sun:
School officials have previously said Pappas had been working at the school for about a month when the incident occurred. They said they took “appropriate personnel action” including a recommendation of termination.
In a statement submitted to the court, the teen’s father said his son and the rest of his family have been affected “in devastating and profound ways.”
“I cannot begin to explain the terror of being notified that my son had been sexually abused and it was on videotape that had been circulated throughout the school for others to see,” he said in the statement, adding that he did not allow his son to return to the school afterward.