Three months of fun can lead to six to 30 years years behind bars. Just ask Mary Faith McCormick, a 32-year-old married mother of one daughter and now-former middle school teacher in Arkansas.
She was arrested last August when photos and texts between her and one of her 13-year-old male studentsâ€™ phones were discovered by one of the boyâ€™s 12-year-old female friends after the girl had borrowed his phone.
The young girl had found a picture of the teacher in nothing but a towel in the boyâ€™s SnapChat conversations…among other things.
It all started when the young boy was dared by a friend to â€˜hit onâ€™ Mrs. McCormick. He and a friend did just that and ended up going to her apartment to watch a movie. After the friend left, the sixth-grade youngster stayed behind and he and the teacher ended up in the bedroom having sex â€“ one of at least two â€˜consensualâ€™ times they had intercourse, according to a probable cause affidavit.
When police investigated, they ended up seizing two USB thumb drives, an iPad, two iPhones, and a desktop computer. They found multiple exchanges of genitalia between the two and at least one topless photo of the now-defunct teacher among the plethora of explicit text messages. Seen in wet hair and breasts exposed, the photo was captioned, â€œIâ€™m not dirty anymoreâ€.
McCormick pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual assault for the three-month affair and stepped down from her teaching gig in September after being released on a $50,000 bond.
Her sentencing is scheduled for July 30th, when she faces anywhere from six to 30 years in prison.
McCormick pictured with her husband.