Teacher accused of sex with student worked at Orange County school, officials say

Cops: Jennifer Fichter, 29, arrested after having sex with student, getting pregnant


POLK COUNTY, Fla. – School officials said on Thursday that the Lakeland teacher who is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student previously worked for an Orange County middle school.

Jennifer Fichter, 29, an English teacher at the Central Florida Aerospace Academy, was  charged on Monday with six counts unlawful sexual activity with a minor in Polk County. She was arrested in Hillsborough County on Tuesday on an additional three counts.

Orange County Public Schools said Fichter was employed by the district as a teacher at Robinswood Middle School in Orlando from August 2007 to December 2008. It's not clear if Fichter resigned or was terminated.

Police said on Monday Fichter told the 17-year-old student's mother she had sex with him 20 to 30 times, got pregnant at one point and had an abortion. She also professed her love for him and said she does not regret her actions, police said.

A Polk County judge set Fichter's bond at $70,000.