Teacher Ducks Rape Charge by Saying 'I Do'

Leah Shipman marries 17-year-old former student

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 20, 2013 3:34 PM CST

(Newser) – A former teacher in North Carolina has avoided statutory rape charges after marrying the alleged victim, the Wilmington Star-News reports. Leah Shipman, 42, was accused of sleeping with a 15-year-old student in 2009, but prosecutors reduced the charge to a misdemeanor after she divorced her...   Read full story »


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