Is Probation a Fair Sentence for Having Sex With a Middle-Schooler?

Yesterday, former middle school teacher's aide Gabriela Compton was sentenced to a lifetime of probation for having sex with one of the school's students, and other related incidents.

Compton, now 21, was arrested in March 2011 after principals at Phoenix's Western Valley Middle School found out Compton had been sending nudie pictures to students.

As you can imagine, the teenage boys on the receiving end of those pictures didn't keep the pictures to themselves.

The police investigation led to the cops finding out Compton had groped a student, and had sex with another.

We recounted the details of her escapade yesterday, with the highlight being Compton having sex with the 14-year-old student in the back of her van while parked in an industrial park near 67th Avenue and Van Buren Road.

Compton took a plea deal in March, pleading guilty to three counts of sexual abuse, and was sentenced yesterday to a lifetime of probation with sex-offender terms.

Is probation a fair sentence for having sex with a middle-schooler?

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