Soap Opera Star Turned Drama Teacher Busted for Sex with Student

Undated Photo of Lisa Glide at age 35.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBS/AP) Soap opera actress turned high school drama teacher, Lisa Glide, has been sentenced to five years probation after pleading guilty to having sex with a high school student twice off campus, according to

But the supposed victim, who was 17-and-a-half at the time, says he pursued her.

According to, at Glide's sentencing, the victim, who is now a college sophomore, sent a letter on her behalf which read, "I feel the entire case was blown far out of proportion and reason... I was the initiator of the contact, not Lisa Glide. I was clearly not a young child and Lisa Glide was not a sexual predator."

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Regardless, prosecutors had requested a jail term of up to 364 days for the 35-year-old teacher from Howell, N.J. But at Monday's sentencing hearing Superior Court Judge Frederick DeVesa said jail time would not serve any useful purpose.

DeVesa noted testimony that Glide, who is not married, was suffering from cancer and depression when the affair with the student, then a senior at Old Bridge High School, took place. She was arrested in December 2008.

Once a soap opera actress, Glide started teaching in the district in September 2004 as a drama teacher, the Jersey web site reports. She served as an adviser for the school theatre program, directing school productions.

Glide pleaded guilty in June to endangering the welfare of a child.

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She is barred from teaching again in New Jersey.

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