By Teresa Watanabe|Los Angeles Times|March 4, 2011|8:10 p.m.
A female band teacher was sentenced Friday to 16 months in state prison after being convicted of unlawful sex with a 15-year-old male student at their Orange high school.
Carlie Rose Attebury, 31, was convicted Nov. 24 of one felony count of unlawful sexual intercourse, two felony counts of oral copulation of a minor under 16, and one felony count of sexual penetration by foreign object of a minor. She had faced a maximum of five years in state prison.
According to Orange County prosecutors, Attebury met the student at El Modena High School and gained the trust of him and his family, including having dinner at their home.
The teacher exchanged hundreds of text messages with the victim, prosecutors said, many of them sexually explicit. Attebury first kissed the victim in November 2007 and continued the illegal sexual relationship until September 2008.
"The defendant manipulated the victim's emotions by telling him she loved him and talked about marriage and a future together," according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney’s office.
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