Female teacher accused of lesbian relationship with student avoids jail, gets probation, community service and fine

A woman accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student while teaching at a Utah high school has avoided jail and will have to serve 100 hours of community service, 18 months of probation and pay a $900 fine instead.

Courtney Louise Jarrell, 23, had faced up to three years in jail, but Judge Bruce Lubeck today decided against any time in prison after both prosecutors, Jarrell’s lawyers and even the student asked that she be kept out of jail.
In February, Jarrell pled guilty to three counts of misdemeanor sexual battery and agreed to give up her teaching license. She initially faced charges of object rape, a first-degree felony, and forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony.