That prejudice is really just coming off the top," Alexander said.
As examples, Atlantic Coast High School teacher Danielle Reed and St Johns County High School teacher Stacy Slamka both accepted plea deals and never served prison time for having sex with teenage boys.
- The I-TEAM is exposing a startling trend involving local teachers arrested for having sex with Duval, St. A closer look at some of the arrests and jail sentences reveal most teachers do little jail time.
We examined cases from January 2012 to July 2015, and found 10 male and female teachers were accused of having sex with their students during that three-and-a-half-year time period.
Alexander says prejudices do exist among judges, the jury and even among the young male victims themselves.Michael Worrell who worked at three Duval County schools over his nine-year teaching career was sentenced to life behind bars for molesting two young girls between the ages of 9 and 13.In two other cases, the victims wouldn't cooperate with investigators.As a result two Westside high school teachers walked free.As for the remaining six, they all took plea deals, and ended up facing lesser charges like child abuse or battery. Nobody should have to go through that and we should be able to trust the people who we give our children to -- 8 hours a day five days a week. There should be a lot of changes," said the mother of Hoffman's victim, that the I-TEAM is calling "Tiffany." Hoffman was convicted of having sex with Tiffany's daughter.
A convicted male sex offender, who was not a teacher, agreed to speak with the I-TEAM on the condition his identity was concealed.