Norwalk ex-teacher sentenced to probation for sex charges

A former Norwalk teacher avoided prison time, but will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life after a sentencing hearing Monday morning.
Jessica Cuffman
Oct 29, 2012

Alexa Nasonti, 25, convicted of sexual battery for having sex with a student during her first year of teaching, was placed on three years community control and ordered to continue with counseling.

The humiliation she has suffered, the loss of her teaching license and the more than $60,000 in college debt she has to pay back for a degree she can never use again may just be punishment enough, said Sandusky County Common Pleas Judge John Dewey.

"I don't think anyone is going to look at your case and say you had been treated too leniently," he said.

For more on Monday's sentencing hearing, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Register.



Am i wrong but wasnt she suppose to pay back her college loans anyway ???? Oh the cost of getting h@rny..........maybe the student will help her pay it back ........NOT !!!


That is true, yes she has to pay them back anyway...but the fact that now she has to pay them back....basically she is paying $60,000+ back for nothing. It was a waste.


This blog is in no way intended diminish the crime committed. However, this lifetime registration law was created for "repeat" sex offenders; "child" sex offenders, and brutal, vicious sex offenders.

Mr. Bailey would have had to agree to this for her to avoid prison time. That was not in the best interests of his client. Perhaps Mr. Bailey will try for an appeal based upon the lifetime registration.

AND, this type of registration, I believe, will demand that the registration takes place more than once per year.This woman will never again be a free person.

A Mazed

She should have thought about the consequences to her actions before sexing up her student!! Now, she'll have the rest of her life to think about the wasted money on an education she'll never use. No sympathy for her.

Phil Packer


A Mazed

Yes, really! That's the problem with society today, nobody is held accountable for their actions. She used poor judgement, why shouldn't she pay the price, a male teacher would.



Phil Packer

I agree. I just thought that it was so obvious that it didn't need to be said.

Julie R.

Agree with the comment of Cobbwebb.

If she ever gets married someday and has kids, as a registered sex offender she won't even be able to attend their school events. That's pure bull. Somebody like that monster Clinton a registered sex offender -- of course. This case --- once again, pure bull.



Ned Mandingo

Why the double standard in sentecing, if it was a male teacher and female student he would have got the jail time he deserved. sounds like the judge felt sorry for her because she screwed up her life.


Double standard


I would be richer if I had ten cents for every educator who got away with it.....teachers?... ah... I also meant administrators. No maybe I was thinking of clergy, no...boy scout leaders....silly me why forget coaches and politicians....including movie name a few....look out for the mailman, truck drivers, and milk man when you are away; especially your boss where ever you work..... on and on....


Agree, she should have to spend time in jail. I've taught for 16 yrs in a high school in Virginia and this behavior is out of control everywhere. Everything good teachers do everyday is wiped out by people who chose to corrupt their personal responsibilities. She was given a trusted position and she used it to pervert and control someone not ready to make adult choices. Also excellent comment by "nobodycares"....I didn't commit sexual battery but I remember having to pay back my student loans.....weak excuse for no jail time.


He consented - she was not HIS teacher, just A teacher - and if she was not a teacher, there would have been no sexual case under Ohio law. I think the punishment does fit the crime in this particular case.

Ned Mandingo

What if the teacher was a male? She is a sexual predator and should be treated as one.

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Mime Bloggling

I agree SanduskySteve although it's these kinds of offenses that have made teachers union fees to skyrocket for legal defense. With it being a felony she will be lucky to find a job waiting tables. Sad all the way around...extremely poor judgment. It makes me wonder what the psychological mechanism is for these young teachers. Did they not date enough? Were they unpopular and trying to relive high school? I also understand the feelings of those who would have her get jail time...


I agree with sanduskysteve. I don't think she is a predator but it is true a man would have been treated differently if he was caught. It's over. Next!!!


All seriousness aside; for your listening pleasure:

Sit n Spin

Hey teacher....I forgot my peeennnncciiiiillll !!!!


If you think this woman persuaded the young man to do something he didn't want to do, I'd bet you're wrong. Teenagers have sex and not always with other teenagers. How many men do you know that had sex with an older woman when they were young? I know many. Now it's a crime; especially for teachers. I'd say she made an unwise choice but I do sympathize that she has to be labeled a sex offender for the rest of her life. It will keep her from being employed many places, not just schools.


She's only sorry she was caught. Doesn't matter if she was not his teacher. Too bad. That family has always thought they were above the law. Alexa got schooled.


Labeling a young person as a criminal for life due to a harmless mistake is not justice served. This judge needs to be replaced with a compassionate human being. Remember his abuse of authority next election time. A life time of pain and suffering would be at best given to him. The real threat to the community is JUDGE JOHN DEWEY.


shes an adult, she knew better, she surely was educated on boundarys between adults and teens, its just plain wrong nomatter what others are or arn't doing. we need to hold teachers to a higher moral standard, because they have great influence on our kids, and great responsibility in our eyes. we need to respect all teachers, and they need to show that they are worthy of our respect.

Dude i Roc

Awwwww, poor Starry was turned down by Billy in high school....


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Let's see - we do everything we can to teach our children (as young as 5 or 6) about sex and wonder why they experiment with sex.

We permit our tots to dress-up as little prostitutes and cut them loose in the Malls and streets and wonder why they are preyed upon.

We remove any and all references to moral teachings in schools based on religious foundations and wonder why our children seem out of control and have no ethics. Crime stats (since 1963 when religion and state got "separated") have increaased expoentially.

Students are encouraged to report parents who punish (within reason) because it's "bad" for the student's psyche. This enables students to usurp parental rights while the parents are financially responsible for the student's omissions or errors.

And all this while abortionists kill child after child under the freedom afforded them by "choice." Child abuse stops at the womb.

I don't espouse pedophilia, but it seems pretty hypocritical that it's O.K. to kill 'em before their born, but it's a crime to love 'em after their out of the womb.



She had sex with him, they were f'ing , WTH does "love" have to do with it?


Now you don't know that.She might have been a Monica !