November 30, 2005

Geisel was 'friend to have sex with'

Albany Times Union

First published: Wednesday, November 30, 2005

One of the teens who slept with former teacher Beth Geisel described his 42-year-old instructor as "a friend to have sex with" while appearing on "Inside Edition," a syndicated tabloid magazine television show, on Monday.

The teen, identified only as Michael, said he had sex with Geisel 10 or 11 times. His mother, identified as Tina Marie, said, "Never in a million years would I expect my son to have sex with his teacher."

Earlier this year, Geisel was found in a car in Cohoes with a 17-year-old.

An investigation showed the teacher had sex with students at Christian Brothers Academy, including a 16-year-old.

Geisel eventually pleaded guilty to third-degree rape. Last week, during her sentencing, Albany County Court Judge Stephen W. Herrick said she crossed the line from "teacher to consort," but also said she was as much a victim as the teens. Herrick said Geisel was a vulnerable woman who was being used and passed around.

Posted by kshaw at November 30, 2005 08:54 AM