FOX 66 News at Ten
TACOMA, Wash. - A former sixth-grade math and science teacher at
Tacoma's Gray Middle School was sentenced to six months confinement
Tuesday for sexually abusing a 12-year-old student in 2007.
Shaw will receive credit for the four months she served in the Pierce
County Jail and could serve the remaining two months at home with a
monitoring device if the Department of Corrections approves the judge's
Judge John McCarthy agreed to let Shaw go home with
the monitoring device because of her deteriorating health. Her attorney
says she has multiple sclerosis and needs treatment she can't get in
Shaw pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree child rape, and in exchange the state recommended a six-month sentence.
McCarthy reluctantly handed down the six-month sentence because Shaw
showed signs of shifting the responsibility of abuse to her victim,
McCarthy said as he read through court documents.
court, however, Shaw said she takes full responsibility for her actions.
She also talked about how multiple sclerosis is harming her body.
"I'm concerned that prolonged stay here with my condition will turn me into a 200-pound 3-year-old," said Shaw said.
documents reveal Keshia Shaw is also developing facial hair because
doctors at the Pierce County jail took her off a medication because they
fear it would harm her blood sugar levels.
The sex abuse began
in 2007 when Shaw made contact with her 12-year-old victim as he was
re-taking a test after school. The abuse continued for a little more
than a year and a half.
The victim reported the incidents in to
his mother and a family friend in May 2012 after he went to church and
heard a sermon discussing molestation. The friend of the family then
contacted Child Protective Services.
Shaw could go home Tuesday
if the Department of Corrections approves the sentence. She'll receive
sex abuse treatment for at least five years.
Wednesday, February 26 2014, 09:21 AM EST
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