A Tampa Bay-area high school teacher was arrested this week after admitting she'd had sex "20 to 30 times" with an underage student and aborted a pregnancy that resulted from the illicit relationship.
Jennifer Christine Fichter taught English at Central Florida Aerospace Academy, a public voc-tech in Polk County. But now she faces multiple counts of sex with a minor, according to the Tampa Tribune:
The relationship began in November and the sex occurred during early morning hours in Fichter's Toyota pickup truck, according to a police affidavit.
The teen told detectives he and the teacher met for sex three times in the parking lot of a Lakeland apartment complex and three times at a location off New Tampa Highway. He also said they had sex four times outside the city in Polk and Hillsborough, and those incidents are under investigation in those counties, Lakeland police said.
Fichter is 29; the student in question is 17.
His mother apparently caught wind of the relationship from text messages she'd noticed on his phone after he was out at all hours, according to the report. After confronting the boy, his family cooperated with police to stage and record an incriminating phone conversation with Fichter:
During the call, Fichter admitted she became pregnant with the teen's child and had an abortion, the affidavit said.
Fichter also said she was in love with the student, had sex with him 20 to 30 times, wanted to maintain the relationship and did not regret her actions, according the affidavit.
Fichter's staff profile had already been removed from the school's website Wednesday.
[Photo credit: Polk County Jail]