Estey Bomberger reviews and monitors news stories and reports of crime and lawsuits involving public and private schools nationwide. The following reports are for schools located in Hillsborough County, FL. If your child has been sexually abused or negligently supervised and you would like more information about your options or rights in a civil suit, contact us for a free consultation.
- DAVIDSEN MIDDLE SCHOOL (TAMPA)
10501 Montague St, Tampa, FL 33626
Stephanie Ragusa, 31, pleaded guilty in April 2010 to having sex with two underage students in 2008 to three counts of lewd and lascivious battery in a March 2008 case involving a 14-year-old boy, and two counts of having unlawful sex with a minor in an April 2008 case involving a 16-year-old student. Prosecutors said Ragusa had intercourse with the 14-year-old on three occasions between Oct. 2006 and May 2007. The relationship with the 16-year-old student began when he was 15 and ended after Ragusa’s arrest in April 2008 when she was leaving the teen’s home. At sentencing in June 2010, the victims’ families depicted Ragusa as a sexual predator who caused severe emotional distress for their sons. Ragusa was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by 15 years of sex offender probation following her sentence. News Source: CBS News