Former Teacher Released from Prison

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WILKES-BARRE -- A former teacher in Luzerne County was released from prison after serving 11 months for child sex charges.

Lauren Harrington-Cooper was sentenced to up to two years in jail in September of last year.

She was granted parole Wednesday.

The former Wyoming Valley West English teacher pleaded guilty last year and was sentenced to nine to 23 months in prison.

Harrington-Cooper had sexual contact with one boy and exchanged inappropriate text messages with another while employed by the Wyoming Valley West School District.

11 comments

  • RAM

    I feel sorry for these boys who got caught! They knew better, were old enough, and were loving every minute of it! I wish Lauren the best, and she can now move on. I wonder if any of the accusers or those who sat in judgment of her are involved in the Ashley Madison web?

  • Johnson

    Wasn’t the kid like 17? It’s not a double standard people it’s called biology. There’s a clear difference when a man does it to a young girl as opposed to a woman and a boy in his late teens. Nothing but a witch hunt.

    • magicmikexxsm

      Johnson,
      WOW what ignorance on your part…..So if I was a male teacher regardless of my age, and had sex with a 17 year old student, in your delusional world that would be okay……..WOW

      • questions

        Yes it should be ok. You can join the army at 17. Good ole gov’t will get your young adults killed but heaven forbid they have consensual sex

      • RAM

        Who are you to sit in judgment of this lady? These poor boys wouldn’t have said ” boo,”but they got caught. I don’t feel bad for them, and they felt they were important not just very immature! FYI, I am a male and was 17-18.
        She is an attractive woman!

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