Married teacher, 28, admits sex with pupil, 15, after grooming him over text – but husband stands by her

Lindsey Banta Jarvis, 28, started messaging the teenager but it soon developed into a sexual relationship.

A court heard Jarvis, from Lexington, Kentucky, would meet the boy in local parks and desperately tried to keep their relationship a secret.

But cops in Kentucky were called when their relationship emerged during May 2016.

Her loyal husband Andrew was seen standing by her when she appeared in court after being charged last year.

According to The Lexington Herald-Leader, the social media sciences teacher admitted rape and sodomy of a student younger than 16.


The paper reports faces a recommended 18-month prison sentence after pleading guilty at Woodford Circuit Court.

The former Fayette County and Woodford County was also charged in Fayette County for crimes with the same student.

Court documents state Jarvis sodomised the victim in May 2016 and had sexual intercourse with the victim in June 2016.

The student’s school, or county where he lives have not been revealed by officials.


Prosecutors told the court an investigation began in August 2016 when an officer found Jarvis and the boy, then 15, in a car at 1.17am at a Woodford County park.

The officer later quizzed the teenager, who admitted to having sneaked out of home just to meet the married teacher.

Court records said Jarvis drove the boy to her home there times, where they would have sex.

He was able to give Lexington police details of the interior of her home, including the location of the entrance, stairs, bedroom and master bathroom, a police affidavit said.

His mobile was also forensically analysed and detectives were told there was correspondence suggesting the couple were in a romantic relationship.

Another criminal case against Jarvis is pending in Fayette County, where she is charged with third-degree rape, a felony punishable by one to five years in prison.

A status hearing in that case is scheduled for Friday before Fayette Circuit Judge Pamela Goodwine.
She has been ordered to begin home incarceration until her sentencing on December 5, but she won’t be required to wear an ankle bracelet used to track movements.



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