A former McNair High School teacher has pleaded guilty to having sex with one of her students.
Christina Eve Oliver, now 25, could face up to 16 months in state prison, though the sentence will be up to San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Franklin Stephenson. He will also decide whether Oliver should register for life as a sex offender.
Oliver pleaded guilty Friday to two counts each of unlawful sex with a minor and oral copulation, according to court records.
The Stockton resident was arrested in February 2009 after a 16-year-old boy's parents learned of the relationship and went to police. The boy had been a student in one of Oliver's sophomore English classes.
Prosecutors said at the time that the crimes occurred between Jan. 30, 2009, and the date of Oliver's Feb. 10, 2009, arrest.
After her arrest, Oliver was placed on unpaid administrative leave from the West Lane school, where she had taught since 2007. She did not renew her contract for the 2009/10 school year, according to Lodi Unified School District.
Oliver's teaching credential has been suspended, according to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
She has remained out of custody after posting $50,000 bail hours after her first court appearance last year.
Oliver will return to court July 12, but the actual sentencing date has not yet been set. Attorneys will argue the matter, a psychologist will interview her and a probation officer will then prepare a recommendation, said Deputy District Attorney Kristine Reed.
Because the victim was not under age 16 and no force was involved, sex offender registration is not mandatory, the prosecutor said. State law leaves it up to the judge, though attorneys are expected to argue the matter at a later date.
Oliver's attorney, Ralph Cingcon, declined to comment.