42 year old former teacher marries 17 year old student - KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News

42 year old former teacher marries 17 year old student

Posted: Updated:
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A former Brunswick County teacher charged with having sex with a student won't face trial after marrying the victim.

Leah Shipman, 42 years old  was arrested in 2009 on charges of sexual offense with a student, statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a student.

But, court records show Shipman divorced her husband of 19 years last year and six days later married 17-year-old student Johnnie Ison.

The student's mother signed documents allowing him to marry while a minor.

The marriage prevents prosecutors from having Ison to testify against Shipman.

 

Copyright 2013 WBTV. All rights reserved

Powered by WorldNow

105 West Ferguson Street
Tyler, TX 75702

FCC Public File
publicfile@kltv.com
903-597-5588
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KLTV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.