No Jail Time for Bronx Teacher Who Sexually Abused 14-Year-Old
A Bronx teacher convicted for performing oral sex on a 14-year-old student will not receive any jail time, according to a Thursday report.
“Dori Myers, 30, last month pleaded guilty to criminal sex act for the Nov. 2016 incident at her former workplace, New School for Leadership and the Arts in Kingsbridge, where she taught social studies,” the report said.
She received ten years of probation and was deemed to be a “Level One” sex offender. According to the report, prosecutors asked Judge Michael Obus to hand down a minimum sentence of two years in prison.
But as part of plea agreement, Myers was allowed to keep her teaching certificate, meaning that she could end up back in the classroom.
Myers’ criminality was only discovered after a friend of the abused student told another teacher, who reported the incident. The age of consent in New York is 16.
“Each case is decided on its own merits. Whatever the negotiated plea entailed, all parties agreed to it,” said Lucian Chalfen, a spokesman for the state Office of Court Administration.