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Teacher accused of having sex with a minor back behind bars

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Updated: 7/08/2013 6:58 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A local professor accused of having sex with a minor is in even more trouble with the law.

Action News has been digging into Sheree Lacy's employment history and has just learned that she worked as an adjunct professor until May 2012 at FSCJ while the alleged sexual relationship was happening.  Lacy also taught at Sandalwood High School until November 2011.

Felony offender and inmate; these are the damaging labels attached to the former psychology professor's name.

Before 32-year-old Sheree Lacy was arrested for allegedly having intercourse and oral sex with a 17-year-old boy, the educator was called "funny and knowledgeable."

One student even called Lacy "hot" on ratemyprofessor.com.

"She acted professional, she was actually, I thought, a bit reserved," said Zach Taylor.

Action News tracked down one of her students. Zach Taylor tells us Lacy was his scuba diving instructor, and that their class went on a weekend dive trip to Savannah last year.

"This is Sheree right here and we all became Facebook friends afterwards," explained Taylor as he showed a picture of the dive group to Action News.

He says has hasn't had contact with the mother of two since that trip, and was surprised after we broke the news to him.

In April 2012, Lacy turned herself in to the sex crime unit to face charges. According to a JSO report, she says the medication she was on made her sexually aroused.

"It's shocking to hear that anyone you know, doing something you think would be out of character. It's not something that I would have thought would have been in character for her," said Taylor.

Lacy pleaded guilty to child abuse, and was sentenced to 18 months probation.

The State Attorney's Office tells Action News she is accused of violating that probation, for allegedly contacting the victim. We found out the victim happens to live in her neighborhood.

Lacy was in court Monday morning, and is now behind bars.
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Ichabod - 7/26/2013 10:17 PM
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Leave them alone. The guy is sexually active anyway, probably getting more than his share at that age. If he was not tied up, forcefully aroused and unwillingly forced to perform, then it is their business at that age. Remember when 16 was age of consent? They know much more than I did at age 16 now. We did not even have "friends with benefits" which is the most prevalent thing now. Just leave them alone!!!!!!!!!!!!

RiverRat - 7/9/2013 10:57 AM
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She claimed the medicine she was on made her sexually aroused, where can you buy this?

Realchange - 7/8/2013 11:38 PM
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So the victim was willing? Funny don't gay people say a young teenage boy should be able to meet with gay men? What is the difference when it is straight boy? How the hell as so called sex offender do you lead your life if the so called victim lives in the same area as you? It's clear she has feelings for the teen. Expect those to go away simply because the law says so. At the same time she knew better. Some the old guy attitude does apply about boys.. That is you can't rape the willing. I am sure he was disgusted to be having sex, with at the time as she doesn't look attractive now older woman. Seems to me the Elmo actor should be in jail he is still running around flaunting his so called innocence. How he never had sex with the boys, even though he admits one them turned into his boyfriend for a few years.
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