LONG BEACH — A former Lakewood High School English teacher and faculty advisor for the school’s gay-straight alliance student group faces three years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender for sexually abusing a 15-year-old female student.
Mary Jahn, 53, is scheduled to be sentenced November 30 at the Gov. George Deukmejian Courthouse.
Jahn, 53, who identifies as a lesbian and taught at Lakewood High from 2006 to May 2017, pleaded no contest Friday to one count of a lewd act with a child. Jahn entered her the plea moments before opening statements were scheduled to begin in her trial.
The former student, 25, who reported the abuse to officials in 2017, was sexually abused from July 2008 to July 2011, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
The District Attorney’s Office charged Jahn in September. Jahn initially was charged with four counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, three counts of lewd acts upon a child and two counts of oral copulation of a person under 18.
As part of the plea agreement, eight of the counts were dismissed and the former student would not have to testify at a trial, said Deputy District Attorney Troy Davis.
In September, Jahn’s attorney, Leonard Levine, said Jahn “adamantly denies the charges.”