Former Chesterfield County School District teacher, Carol Ann Hope, 38, plead guilty to charges of having sex with a 14-year-old student and will spend two years in prison for it. She will be registered as a sex offender for the rest of her life and will never teach again.
Her sentence of 10 years, handed down by Judge Larry Hyman last week, was suspended to two years, with five years probation, for second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
Hope, who was teaching at New Heights Middle School in Jefferson when she was arrested nearly three years ago, is the mother of a seven-year-old son.
Because Hope was having sex with the student at various locations, charges against her were filed from three different counties; Chesterfield, Darlington and Horry. The acts took place at Hope’s home in Darlington County, near a school in Chesterfield County, and in an Horry County hotel at the beach.
— Karen Kissiah can be reached at 843-537-5261.