Parole ended early for Florida teacher who had affair with 14-year-old student

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Jan. 24, 2013 - Florida, U.S. - Debra Lafave appears in Judge Lisa Campbell's courtroom on Thursday morning. In December, the Supreme Court rejected her motion to terminate her probation. Now it will re-instated. In 2005, she was initially sentenced to three years house arrest and seven years probation. (Credit Image: © Daniel Wallace/Tampa Bay Times/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Former school teacher Debra Lafave walks away from a probation violation hearing Tuesday morning Dec. 18, 2007 at the Hillsborough County Courthouse in Tampa, Fla. Lafave was arrested on Dec. 2, 2007 for violating the terms of her probation. She was originally arrested in 2002 for having sex with a 14-year-old student. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Former school teacher Debra Lafave wipes her forehead as she walks from the Hillsborough County Courthouse after a probation violation hearing Tuesday morning Dec. 18.2007 in Tampa, Fla. Lafave was arrested on Dec. 2, 2007 for violating the terms of her probation. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Temple Terrace, Fla., middle school teacher Debra Beasley Lafave, shown in this undated Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office booking photo, has been charged with having sex numerous times with a 14-year-old student. Lafave, serving house arrest was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, for violating her probation, state records showed. (AP Photo/HCSO)
Former middle school teacher Debra Lafave, 24, left, stands with her attorney John Fitzgibbons, right, as he talks with reporters after a hearing before Circuit Court Judge Wayne Timmerman Monday, July 18, 2005 at the Hillsborough County Courthouse in Tampa, Fla. Lafave, whose sexual liaisons with a 14-year-old student made tabloid headlines, broke off plea negotiations with prosecutors and will claim insanity at a December trial, her attorney said Monday.(AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
Owen LaFave, the ex-husband of school teacher Debra LaFave, with his book 'Gorgeous Disaster' September 14, 2006. He was arrested in Tampa, Florida in 2004 for having sex with one of her middle school students who was 14 years of age at the time. His book was written by himself and Bill Simon and published by Phoenix Books and is in stores now. (Photo by Brian Ach/WireImage)
This booking photo released by the Hillsborough County Jail shows Debra Lafave. Lafave was arrested Tuesday Dec. 4, 2007 for violating the terms of her probation. Lafave was originally arrested on June 21, 2004 and charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a person under 16 years old. (AP Photo/Hillsborough County Jail)
Former middle school teacher Debra Lafave, left, walks with her attorney John Fitzgibbons through the Hillsborough County Courthouse following a status hearing Thursday, June 16, 2005, in Tampa, Fla. Attorneys are attempting to work out a plea deal with Lafave. Lafave, charged with having sex with a 14-year-old former student, has pleaded not guilty to four felony counts of lewd and lascivious battery and one count of lewd and lascivious exhibition, each of which carry a maximum 15-year prison term. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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By RYAN GORMAN

The notorious Florida teacher who had a torrid affair with a 14-year-old student has been released from parole.

Debra Lafave pleaded guilty in 2005 to sexual encounters with one of her middle school students during summer break in 2004. She since sued the state to have her parole ended.

She previously had her parole ended early in 2011, a motion which was in direct violation of her non-prison plea deal.

The parole was reinstated in 2012 when an appeals court overturned the 2011 decision, but Lafave again filed another court order to be released from court supervision.

Florida State Supreme court granted that wish in a Thursday ruling.

"We find that although the district court's order terminating Lafave's probation may be classified as a "rare, post-sentencing order, it is a final order nonetheless," wrote Judge Justice Quince.

Quince further explained that the "order granting early termination of the term of the defendant's probation unlawfully deprives the State of a benefit for which it
specifically bargained.

"But Ms. Lafave retains the benefit she derived from the plea bargain-avoidance of exposure to a lengthy prison sentence after trial."

Quince called the lower court's ending of the probation an "error," but said that failing to uphold the ruling would be a "miscarriage of justice."

Lafave is no longer bound by the terms of her order, which prohibited her from having contact with minors.

But she will never be a schoolteacher again.

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