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A former teacher at an elite California private school has pleaded no contest to having unlawful sex with a student in 2017, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Aimee Palmitessa, 47, entered her plea to three felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse Thursday.
Years - State - Prison - Custody - Surrenders
She was immediately sentenced to three years in state prison to be served in local custody when she surrenders May 1.
Palmitessa worked at the Brentwood School for about nine years and the 17-year-old victim was once a student in one of her classes.
Course - Summer - Palmitessa - Sex - Teenage
Over the course of the summer in 2017, Palmitessa had sex with the teenage boy, the prosecutor said.
The victim told authorities about the incidents and Palmitessa was arrested shortly thereafter.
August - School - LA - Student - Encounters
Last August it was announced the prestigious private school in LA was being sued for failing to protect the male student from sexual encounters with the teacher.
Brentwood School - much loved by the Hollywood A-list - is accused of looking the other way, and in at least one instance, encouraging a student referred to as John Doe to pursue a relationship with his teacher.
Palmitessa - Chemistry - School - Celebrity - Alumni
Palmitessa taught chemistry at the school that has celebrity alumni including Adam Levine and Seth Rogan.
Multiple school employees are said to have known about Palmitessa's alleged abuse of power in its earliest stages, but rather than report it as required by law, instead told her to 'stay away' from the teen, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Suit - School - Palmitessa - Damages - Battery
The suit claimed that the school failed to properly supervise Palmitessa and seeks damages for sexual battery, fraud and negligence.
The school previously said in a statement: 'Despite the litigation, we sympathize with the student and family for the pain this situation has caused them,' Head of School Mike Riera said.
Assaults - Teen - June
The assaults on the teen are believed to have occurred between June 12 and...
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