Woman Prosecuted for Improper Relationship with Student Released From Probation Early
SAN ANGELO, TX -- A San Angelo Woman who pleaded guilty to having an improper relationship with a San Angelo Central High School student in 2015 was released early from deferred adjudication probation Friday.
51st District Judge Barbara Walther placed 46-year-old Monica Lyin Way on deferred adjudication probation in March 2016 for five years and she was ordered to pay $2,500.00 in restitution.
As we reported in 2015, Way was a substitute teacher and admitted having sex with an 18-year-old Central High School Student. She was sentenced to five years community supervision and fined $2,500. The sentence of deferred adjudication means that if she served her probated sentence, after five years there will be no record of the offense.
According to our news report at the time, the mother of an 18-year-old male student spoke with administrators about her concern of a possible relationship between Way and her son.
Way was immediately terminated from her employment with the school district.
Way will not have to register as a sex offender because the charge of having an improper relationship with a student is a third degree felony and state law says that offense doesn’t rise to the level of having to register as a sex offender. If the charge had been more serious like aggravated sexual assault, Way would not have been eligible for early release and would have had to register as a sex offender.
Because she completed all the terms of her probation, the case against Way was dismissed by the judge Friday morning.