Deny, deny and deny some more. That’s the credo a lot of cheaters live by in the event that they get caught.
It’s what Pamela Stigger, a 33-year-old Florida middle school teacher who was allegedly caught having sex with a former underage student, put into practice recently to no avail.
Authorities said Stigger, a married former drama teacher at Broward County Middle School, was charged with two counts of sexual assault on a minor between the ages of 12 and 18 and one count of lewd and lascivious activity on a minor when she was discovered in her car at 2 a.m. one morning with a 15-year-old former student who was nude from the waist down.
According to an arrest report, Stigger denied having sexual contact with the teen and said he was “attempting to seduce her” when deputies approached the car. Later, during questioning with police, she laid it on even thicker.
“The defendant said she was only trying to mentor him while they were both occupying the back seat of her vehicle,” the report said.
Meanwhile, the teen reportedly told cops that he did have sex with Stigger. Broward Sheriff’s Office officials said the boy was a former student of Stigger’s at Forest Glen Middle School in Coral Springs. School officials have since released a statement indicating that Stigger has been “administratively reassigned away from the school, and will not be permitted access to students.”
Stigger appeared in court last Friday and her bail was set at $37,500 for all three charges. She has also been ordered to wear an ankle monitor and is prohibited from having any contact with the victim.