Norwalk ex-teacher pleads guilty to sexual battery

A former Norwalk teacher has pleaded guilty to having sex with a student.
Jessica Cuffman
Aug 28, 2012

A former Norwalk teacher has pleaded guilty to having sex with a student.

Alexa Nasonti, 25, Bellevue, faces up to five years in prison on the third-degree felony charge.

She pleaded guilty in Sandusky County Common Pleas Court on Monday morning where she was scheduled for a pre-trial hearing. 

Sandusky County prosecutor Tom Stierwalt said his recommendation for sentencing will depend on the outcome of a pre-sentence investigation to be completed by the probation department. If the investigation indicates she deserves prison time, he'll request she be sentenced up to 18 months behind bars.

Nasonti was discovered sitting in a car with a 17-year-old male student at a Castalia park after dark April 2. Officers subpoenaed cell phone records between her and the boy, which indicated there was sexual conduct between the two at a home in Bellevue on March 31.

Nasonti resigned May 2 from her job as an art teacher at Norwalk schools.

For more on this developing story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Register.

Comments

EddieOs

I don't think anyone really cares about this "crime". She's a 25 year old teaching elementary in a different district and purportedly having consensual relations with a 17 year old in her town. Prison time? C'mon.

 

To my way of thinking, the county has too much money at their disposal to pursue this type of "crime".

nobodycares

 To bad raging hormones ruined her career.  I am sure the boy is a hero at school . I vote no jail

Kimo

 

What Eddie and nobody said.

 

DGMutley

 

Sorry to hear but let's hope that the court recognizes Ms. Nasonti's honesty.

There is hope though for Ms. Nasonti. She is eligible for a diversion program in lieu of a conviction even though she pleaded guilty.

See this link: http://www.advertiser-tribune.com/page/content.detail/id/519841.html?nav=5005

Good luck.

 

margaritaville88

DGmutley: I assume you are from Castalia.  If so, nice to have someone else on here from the Village..LOL

TE12345

 Are we really going to waste anymore taxpayer dollars on sending her to prison.? She pled guilty, and she has ruined her own life.  To be honest, I think she has hurt herself more than anyone could do to her.  Somehow, I don't think we will ever see her name in the papers again.  Bad judgment, definitely, but I think the punishment has already fit the crime.  Alexa, I truly hope you find a way to pick up the pieces and find a way to forgive yourself for all the damage youve caused and rebuild your life.  Nobody said forget, just forgive.  Good luck.

KURTje

                         What the 5 other posters said.

margaritaville88

AGREE WITH EVERYONE  !!!!

retired08

 I can hear her now at her first sex addicts meeting. My name is.... and its been 3 weeks since my last strange.

Ehovemom

Maybe I would be more sympathetic, but the word around Norwalk is that she is still in touch with this student with fake internet accounts. And she has been laughing about it in bars.

It wouldn't matter if he was a 21 year old student. It is against the law for a teacher to have a sexual relationship with a student. End of story. Guilty.  Not worth ruining your life, girl.

Kelly

Yeah I'm sure with the threat of prison she's laughing about it in bars

 

Buff

Sorry DGmutley, but you should read Ohio Revised Code section 2951.041 B (2).  She is not eligible for Intervention in Lieu if she is charged with a felony of the 3rd degree.  Even if she was eligible, she has already entered a guilty plea and has now been found guilty by the Judge.  Just sayin'.

bluedot

Interesting comments but, would you be so quick to say let bygones be bygones if it were a male teacher and a female student? I'm just asking.

Concerned For A...

I agree 100% with eriemom. Against the law, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Boy I remember having it out with FrugalSpender about this teacher. She kept calling me a sheep because I said guilty from the beginning!

deertracker

How many of you REALLY want your "tax dollars" to go for her being in prison?

jas

When you realize the fact that prison space is a limited resource, then you reach the inevitable conclusion that it would be a waste of prison space to send a person like this to prison. We need to use the limited prison space we have on more serious criminals. That doesn't excuse or minimize her behavior. We can't send every criminal to prison. We simply don't have enough space. 

queenjhb

Not a joke,  she could have waited for him to become an adult[18] its the principal of the thing.   Moral responsibility, community respect, shes really not a kid ,no excuses. Prison[no]  restitution to the parents and an apology to teachers everywhere.  $$$$$$ will hurt her the most.

Just Saying

Parents on here - when you send your kids to school, doesn't matter what age they are, do you really want to be worried that they are being hit on by their teacher??  Come On!  I have absolutely no sympathy for her. I don't care if she's a "good girl" or not.

Hoss McGee

She's cute! When I was in school that never happened. Then again my teachers were either 100 years old or 400 pounds or both! 

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maverick12

lol....I agree Hoss!

Bad choice on her part though...

Tsu Dho Nimh

I'm dumb-founded that so many people don't find it sickening that a 25 year old (and a teacher to boot) would have an affair with an under-aged person.  The law doesn't even allow her to "date" an 18 year old  if that 18 year old is still in high school.  It doesn't matter if he is her student or not.  She is a sex-offender and is subject to the same consequences as any other sex-offender.  It is a real shame that she could not control herself.

Buff

Actually Tsu, the law does not prohibit a 25 year old and an 18 year old from "dating" or having sexual conduct for that matter.  What makes this a crime is that this woman was his teacher. 

unbelievable..

To send " a person like this " to prison as has says, is exactly what needs to happen because it's people like this that feel like they can get away with anything they choose because of who they are. Truth is, if this were a male teacher and a female student, most people's opinions would be different. Im sorry but just because she is a young pretty girl doesn't mean she should get by the legal system. She deserves to pay for her crime both legally and emotionally.

DGMutley

Buff, thanks for the reply.

You referenced me 2951.041 which is Intervention in lieu of conviction.

I'm certain that I read in the orc that a person charged with Sexual Battery was eligible for diversion. The thing that stood out to me was that it was the only sexual crime that is eligible for diversion. I'll go back and look around again.

 

I too thought that she was sunk since she pleaded guilty but check out this excerpt from the link I provided in my first message:

 

"The Advertiser-Tribune

By Erika Platt

Former teacher’s aide gets diversion in battery case

A pre-trial diversion program was granted Monday for a former teacher's aide charged with sexual battery.

Kimberly K. Schwochow, 38, of Tiffin, a former Bridges Community Academy teacher's aide, pleaded guilty to the third-degree felony charge Monday, but Seneca County Common Pleas Judge Michael Kelbley did not find her guilty. Instead, the court will stay the plea during a one-year diversion program, according to court documents.

Schwochow was indicted in July for allegedly engaging in a continuing course of sexual conduct with a student during March.

According to court documents, she also pleaded guilty to two counts of contributing to unruliness or delinquency of a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor, after the court proceeded on a bill of information Monday.

For the conviction, she was placed on unsupervised probation for

five years on the condition that she be of good behavior."

Buff

DG:  Diversion is a different animal than Intervention in Lieu of Conviction.  Either way, she has entered her plea of guilty and the Judge made a finding of guilt (presumably). I never rely on information provided by the local newspapers when it comes to the finer points of the Revised Code.

ladydye_5

Just tonight I was filling out the paperwork for back to school. ( I have 15 year old twins).  WHY on gods green earth do teachers or the school need my teenagers cell phone number? UM NO.  No teacher needs to be in personal contact with my teenager.  That goes for my daughter or my son.  I know this does not stop a child from giving the teacher or whoever their phone number, but I hope I have made the point to them that a teacher does NOT need their phone numbers.  I am also questioning the need for a teacher to have a personal classroom blog that my children need to register with?  What ever happened to teaching IN class?

Tsu Dho Nimh

lady_dye...I agree with you 100%!

underthebridge

One would think that each school district would have strict prohibitions against teachers and students sharing cell phone numbers -- there are absolutely other ways to communicate with a student.  I'm thinking the parents' land lines, parents' cell phones, etc. 

This would not only protect students from the actions of criminal teachers, but it would also help protect teachers.  

Kimo

 

@ Tsu Dho Nimh

Copy cat or the real animal?

Just ask'in........

 

KnuckleDragger

 Agreed, she shouldn't do any time.

@Ehovemom, at this point she can have contact with the boy all she wants.  Since she is no longer a teacher their relationship is perfectly legal since the age of consent for sex in Ohio is 16.

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