Jennifer [sic Jessica] Sanchez, a 23 year old first year teacher at Middle School 143, was arrested and charged with sodomy and rape.  For four months she and an eighth grader were hiding their affair.  She was reassigned to a district office pending the outcome of the cops' investigation, said a Board of Education spokesperson.  Meanwhile, the love-struck teen boy caught in a tryst with his teacher say it's nobody's business.  If she loves me and I love her, it's OK, and I love her,  Nobody knew.  It was nobody's business, he said.  The boys mother is outraged.  Sanchez even moved into the Bronx apartment building where the boy lived.  Her boyfriend caught onto the affair and threatened the boy.  That's when the victim told his mother about their relationship.

Sanchez pleaded guilty to rape in a deal that will keep her out of prison.  Her attorney entered her guilty plea to five counts of rape and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.  She had faced up to four year in prison but instead will receive 10 years' probation.  She was sentenced yesterday to 10 years' probation and ordered to register as a sex offender.

(New York)