A Perth Amboy middle school teacher sobbed as she apologized before being sentenced yesterday to serve up to four years in prison for having repeated sexual relations with a 12-year-old male student.
"I can't even begin to tell you how sorry I am," Amy Burke, 32, of Carteret said as the term was im posed by Superior Court Judge Barbara Clark Stolte during a hear ing at the Middlesex County Courthouse.
"I'm not asking to go off scot- free because I did something wrong," Burke said, but asked the judge to consider "just a little bit of mercy at this point."
Under terms of the sentence, Burke, who is married and the mother of a 3-year-old boy, could become eligible for parole in about six months, but could serve as much as 3 1/2 more years in prison. She was credited with already serving about six months in custody since her arrest.
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
12 year old
Teacher sentenced for sex with boy