Is arrested for violating terms of probation
The former Marysville teacher, convicted of having sex with one of her students is back behind bars.
Stacy L. Boster McConoughey, 41 of 4100 Appian Way Court, Apt. Q, Gahanna, is in Tri-County Regional Jail on a probation violation.
According to court documents, on Oct. 2, Probation Officer Christopher Miller asked Union County Common Pleas Court Judge Don Fraser to revoke McConoughey’s probation and to issue an arrest warrant. Miller’s request did not detail the reasons, except to say McConoughey “has not complied with the rules and regulations of supervision.” Fraser ordered the warrant.
McConoughey was living in Franklin County and was under Franklin County’s probation department, Last week officials did a home check and found a variety of weapons in McConoughey’s home. Court documents allege that McConoughey had a variety of weapons including multiple handguns and rifles as well as a shotgun and ammunition.
Saturday, police in Gahanna arrested the woman.
“You failed to obtain written permission from the APA (Adult Parole Authority) prior to residing in a residence where a weapon was securely located,” according to court documents.
McConoughey will remain in jail until her initial court appearance on the alleged violation. At that time, she can either admit or deny the allegation. No date has been set for that hearing.
Union County Prosecutor Dave Phillips said McConoughey is not allowed to have, control or live in a home with guns.
“It is really about public safety,” Phillips said. “We want to keep weapons out of the hands of felons while they are on their community control.”
The prosecutor explained that some convicted felons are prohibited from ever owning a weapon. He said if one of those defendants is arrested with a gun, it is a felony offense.
For McConoughey, while it is not a felony, it could mean prison time.
In 2016, McConoughey pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual battery. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail, but ordered to serve only seven. She was ruled a Tier III sex offender and is required to register as a sex offender every 90 days for her lifetime.
Additionally, she was ordered to serve five years of community control and to abide by all the rules and regulations, one of which is the prohibition against guns.
“The defendant is notified that if she violates any term or condition of Community Control, commits a violation of any law, or if she leaves this state without the permission of the court or the offender’s community control officer, the court may impose a more restrictive sanction or will impose a prison term,” Fraser said during the sentencing hearing in 2016.
Fraser detailed that he could impose a four-year prison term on McConoughey if she is convicted of a violation.
The original charges stemmed from a relationship between McConoughey and a student, who was 18 at the time of the allegations. The student was in McConoughey’s class and served as a classroom aid when she “initiated a relationship with the student” according to court documents.
Phillips told the judge that McConoughey has admitted to having sex with the student, on eight occasions.
He said the student puts it between 20 and 25 times.
Phillips said that while the student was 18, it illegal for a teacher to have sex with a student, regardless of his age.
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