A 43-year-old Canadian Catholic elementary school teacher admitted to having sexual relations with a teenage student she befriended at age 13. The affair was exposed when the boy's mother found naked photos of the teacher on the victim's phone.
Last month, Christina Albini plead guilty to "sexual interference, touching the body of a person under 16 years old for a sexual purpose," reports The Daily Mail. The now-fired teacher will spend one year behind bars, register as a sex offender for 20 years, and provide her DNA per an Ontario court ruling.
Albini was teaching at Georgetown's Christ the King Catholic school when she befriended the 13-year-old boy, whom she later had sexual intercourse with. The teacher reportedly bought the student gifts, including an Xbox, clothing, a bracelet, and a cellphone, which was used for the teacher to send the teen dirty messages and explicit photos of herself after yoga. The teacher used her secondary phone to exchange such messages with the boy.
"Albini would pick him up in her purple Dodge Challenger and then take him back to her South Windsor home for sex," notes The Daily Mail.
According to prosecutor Eric Costaris, Albini promised the boy she'd "be quick and have him back before his mother gets home."
In July of 2016, soon after the boy's mother found the cellphone and the incriminating evidence, Albini was arrested.
"I apologize to all of my supporters. I want to apologize to the public, my co-workers, teachers," the guilty teacher said in court on Tuesday.
"She's frightened to go to jail. But it's the type of crime that the government insisted that it's serious enough that people have to go to jail and she accepts that," said Patrick Ducharme, Albini's lawyer.
A spokesman for Albini's former school board confirmed the teacher is no longer an employee of the district.
The 43-year-old will face three years probation following her release from prison and will be barred from contacting the student and his family.
"Charges of possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography and making sexually explicit material available to a person under 16 based on photos found on a cell phone were dropped," notes The Daily Mail.