Alabama Lunchroom Lady Cops Plea: 46 year-old “cougar” pleads guilty to sex with high school student
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, November 13, 2013
At what point must we acknowledge that in many sex crimes cases, women are punished differently than men?
Six months in jail, to be followed by five years probation?
If that’s not a joke, I don’t know what is.
See Michelle Coker Taylor’s Arrest & Booking record with the Fayette County, Alabama Sheriff’s here:
Ex-Fayette school cafeteria worker pleads guilty to having sex with student
Michelle Coker Taylor to serve six months of 20-year term, then 5 years on probation
Former Fayette County school system employee Michelle Taylor has pleaded guilty to criminal charges for having sex with a student.
Published: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 3:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, November 4, 2013 at 11:50 p.m.
A former Fayette County school system employee has pleaded guilty to criminal charges of having sex with a student, according to a news release from Chris McCool, district attorney for the 24th Judicial Circuit District.
Michelle Coker Taylor, 46, was sentenced to 20 years in jail by Circuit Judge James W. Moore Jr.
Taylor will serve six months in jail, with the rest of the sentence suspended. Moore ordered Taylor to be placed on probation for five years.
She will also be required to register as a sex offender.
Taylor pleaded guilty on Oct. 22, according to the news release.
According to court documents, Taylor worked in the Fayette County High School lunchroom.
McCool said that Taylor had sexual intercourse with a student on at least two occasions.
He said that he discussed the case with the victim, who he said was satisfied with the outcome. The victim was a student at the school where Taylor worked, but has since graduated, the district attorney said.
McCool said that the sex acts did not occur on school property or during school hours.
“The law was enacted to protect young people from being taken advantage of by persons in authority, and the acts do not have to occur at school for them to be illegal,” McCool said.
Taylor was fired after the charges were filed.
The case was investigated by Deputy Jody Doles of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.
Taylor reported to the Fayette County Jail on Oct. 27 to begin serving her sentence.