Debra Lafave

Born Aug 28, 1980

Debra Jean Beasley, better known under her former married name of Debra Lafave, is a former teacher at Angelo L. Greco Middle School in Temple Terrace, Florida. She pleaded guilty in 2005 to Lewd or Lascivious Battery. The charges stemmed from a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old student in the summer of 2004.… Read More

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  • Florida Judge Reinstates Probation For Former Tampa Teacher Debra Lafave
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  • Former Florida Teacher, Debra La Fave, Convicted Of Having Sex With Student Denied Probation Request
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1980 Birth Born on August 28, 1980.


2003 22 Years Old Lafave graduated from the University of South Florida, with a degree in English. After graduation, she was hired as an English teacher at Greco Middle School in Temple Terrace, Florida. In 2003, following her first year of teaching, she married Owen Lafave.
2004 23 Years Old Lafave had sexual intercourse, including oral sex, with the student on four different occasions. In May 2004, the boy and Lafave went to see his cousin in Ocala. … Read More
2005 24 Years Old On December 8, 2005, Marion County Circuit Judge Hale Stancil rejected the plea deal, claiming that any agreement that did not require Lafave to serve some prison time "would undermine the credibility of this court, and the criminal justice system as a whole, and would erode public confidence in our schools." … Read More
2007 26 Years Old Lafave was arrested on December 4, 2007, for violating her probation by speaking with a 17-year-old female restaurant co-worker. … Read More
2008 27 Years Old In July 2008, within the terms of her plea deal, LaFave petitioned to convert the remainder of her house arrest to probation, having satisfied other terms such as sex offender therapy and community service. … Read More
2009 28 Years Old On October 29, 2009, Lafave was cleared to have unsupervised contact with some children.


2011 30 Years Old On September 22, 2011, LaFave moved to end her probation four years early, on account of having completed all other obligations and recently becoming a mother. … Read More
2013 32 Years Old On January 24, 2013, Lafave was ordered to continue her probation while the Florida Supreme Court waits to hear the case.
2014 33 Years Old In October 2014, the Florida Supreme court ruled in favor of Lafave.
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