LIMA — A judge gave a former teacher six more years in prison Monday for having sex with a young teenager inside school and wished her well in finding understanding why she committed the crime.
“I don’t think there is any explanation and maybe you will spend the rest of your life trying to figure it out. It’s just hard to understand,” Judge Jeffrey Reed told Whitney Chiles in Allen County Common Pleas Court.
Chiles, 31, was ordered to serve the six years on top of the four-year sentence she received for having sex with another former student. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced on two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of sexual battery.
In this case, Chiles had sex with a 13-year-old boy inside North Middle School where she had agreed to stay after school to tutor the boy between October 2010 and April 2011, Assistant Allen County Prosecutor Terri Kohlrieser said.
Chiles told someone about the crimes after her Hardin County case. That person alerted police, Kohlrieser said.
“There was a statement it was thrilling to her and she was particularly attracted to this victim,” Kohlrieser said.
On top of that, while her Hardin County case was pending, Chiles would drive by sites where the victim in her Allen County case may be to try to catch a glimpse of him, Kohlrieser said.
“Clearly the defendant wasn’t getting it,” Kohlrieser said.
Chiles said she regretted the decisions she made.
“I know there’s nothing I can do to take them back,” she said. “I must deal with the consequences of my actions.”
The Hardin County case involved a second teenage boy whom she taught. Chiles brought that 15-year-old teen to her Ada home, had sex with him and smoked marijuana.
During sentencing in her Hardin County case earlier this year, Chiles’ attorney said she would file for early release after serving six months in prison. The most recent case destroyed her chances.