Jessica Langford

NEW DETAILS: Judge keeps ex-teacher convicted of sex with student in prison

A judge has ruled against early release for a former Miamisburg teacher convicted of having sex with a middle school student in her classroom.

The decision against Jessica Langford handed down this month by Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Timothy O’Connell was the second time the Centerville woman lost a bid to be released early from her one-year prison term, court records show.

The former Miamisburg Middle School teacher, now 33, was convicted by a jury last April in connection with a 2017 incident with a 14-year-old male.

The panel of eight men and four women found her guilty three counts of sexual battery and three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

O’Connell’s decision filed Jan. 9 came in response to a request for early release filed a month earlier.

Defense attorney Lawrence Greger said his client “has conducted herself as a model prisoner” since being incarcerated June 13 at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville, court records show.

Prosecutors opposed Langford’s release, stating in their filing it “would significantly demean the seriousness of the offenses, and it would not adequately punish the defendant for her actions.”