A former Pennsylvania teacher was sentenced Tuesday to five to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing a 13-year-old male student for seven months.
Rochelle Seersman, 34, was also ordered to serve 10 years of probation and must be registered as a sex offender upon her release, Meadville Tribune reported.
A turbulent Cressman – a former gym teacher at Titusville Middle School – appeared before a judge in Crawford County Court and said he was having marital problems at the time.
“I’m sorry for being selfish and not taking anyone else’s feelings into consideration,” she told the judge. “In the fall of 2018, I decided that I would regret the rest of my life.”
Cressman was arrested on multiple charges of sexual harassment in May 2019, from September 2018 to April 2019, when she was 32 and the student was just 13 years old.
According to the Meadville Tribune, the abuse occurred at Cressman’s former home in Oil Creek Township and a house in Titusville.
He resigned from his job in May 2019.
Cressman was initially charged with 66 criminal cases, but in November she agreed to plead guilty to three counts of statutory sexual assault.