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Posted: 9/14/2005 7:52:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2005 11:13:54 AM EDT by BayEagle]




Remember her?



Lafave's attorney tries to block photos

Detectives took intimate photographs of the ex-teacher accused of sex with a student.

By CANDACE RONDEAUX, Times Staff Writer
Published September 14, 2005

TAMPA - Everybody knows about Debra Lafave. They know about her alleged trysts with a 14-year-old student. They even know what she was wearing that day in the portable classroom.

But few know about the graphic photos police took of the former Greco Middle School teacher. On Tuesday, Lafave's attorney filed a motion to block public access to six photos taken of her last year, saying officers violated Lafave's constitutional right to privacy when they shot close-ups of her genitals.

Hillsborough Circuit Judge Wayne S. Timmerman is scheduled to hear the motion next week.

"We don't believe that the search warrant issued by the judge authorized them to do this," said John Fitzgibbons, Lafave's attorney. "At this point, anybody could literally go into the State Attorney's Office, get copies of these photographs, put them on the Internet, and the world would have access to them."

There's been no shortage of public interest in Lafave's case since she was arrested in front of her former student's Temple Terrace home on June 21, 2004. The teenage boy told police he had sex with Lafave, 25, on three occasions.

Questioned by detectives a week before Lafave's arrest on charges of lewd and lascivious battery, the boy told them things about his teacher that only intimate contact would have revealed. He mentioned belly button rings and butterfly tattoos. Then he told them about Lafave's "V" shaped tan line along her waist and that she had shaved her pubic area in a "unique" pattern.

Hillsborough Circuit Judge Michelle Sisco issued a search warrant last year authorizing Temple Terrace investigators to collect evidence that would verify the victim's account. When detectives brought Lafave to the county jail, they told her they had a warrant to photograph her body, according to the motion filed Tuesday.

A nurse draped a sheet over Lafave and a female jailhouse deputy snapped four pictures of her hips, legs and back. Then they placed Lafave's feet in stirrups and took two close-up photos of her genitals that Fitzgibbons described as "pornographic."

When they tried to take pictures of Lafave's breasts, she refused, Fitzgibbons said.


"They didn't need to do it this way," he said. "It's just outrageous."

Under Florida's public records laws, any citizen can request access to the Lafave photos.

Assistant State Attorney Michael Sinacore pointed out that there have been other Hillsborough cases where alleged sex offenders' genitals were photographed.

"If it's necessary to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt to show graphic photographs, it's the state's job to produce the photographs and the jury's job to view them," Sinacore said.

Allison Taylor, executive director of the Council on Sex Offender Treatment, an independent Texas state agency that manages convicted sex offenders, said the practice may seem invasive but so is the practice of photographing victims' genitals to corroborate their accounts.

Taylor said she doubts the issue would get as much attention if Lafave were less attractive or if the accused offender was a man.

"If you turned the table and it was a good looking male and that was done to a little girl, the scenario is he would have been crucified," Taylor said.

Temple Terrace police spokeswoman Paula MacDonald declined to comment on the photos of Lafave, saying the case is now in the hands of the State Attorney's Office.

Link Posted: 9/14/2005 7:59:09 AM EDT
Hell....she probably wants those pics to show up on the web......
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:05:02 AM EDT
The psycho whackjob molested a kid... and we're supposed to feel sorry for her like she's some kind of victim?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:12:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:14:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BenDover:
The psycho whackjob molested a kid... and we're supposed to feel sorry for her like she's some kind of victim?



We all wanted to be molested by our hot female teachers as children.
We just don't want our son's to be molested by their hot teacher.

Makes for mixed up emotions.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:16:57 AM EDT
Wow she's hot as hell. Lucky ass kid. If ever foound out my son was banging a teaacher that hot i would be happy as hell.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:17:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:

Originally Posted By BenDover:
The psycho whackjob molested a kid... and we're supposed to feel sorry for her like she's some kind of victim?



We all wanted to be molested by our hot female teachers as children.
We just don't want our son's to be molested by their hot teacher.

Makes for mixed up emotions.



I'm not mixed up! But then again I don't have kids either.


Mmmm...I wish Ms. Smith (8th grade "advanced english" teacher) had "molested" me that way. Then again, pretty much every guy in the class had a crush on her too.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:18:26 AM EDT
So, then, she's OK with the "Beaver Hunt" photos, but the bewbies are off limits? Are the scars really that bad from the $499 boob-job?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:19:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BenDover:
The psycho whackjob molested a kid... and we're supposed to feel sorry for her like she's some kind of victim?



I feel sorry for the 14 yr old...Victim Just think he'd still be bang'n that like a screen door in.....you know the rest.

Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:19:40 AM EDT
I thought I had already seen naked pix of her, some previous boyfriend?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:28:26 AM EDT
Is anyone IMing links?

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:31:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2005 8:33:10 AM EDT by Leisure_Shoot]
The Smoking Gun will be the most likely source of pics, if they come to light.
eta: I just checked... nothing new.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:35:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:39:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BigDozer66:
Is anyone IMing links?

BigDozer66


+1 Keep us posted...
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:41:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2005 8:41:57 AM EDT by VoodooChile]

Originally Posted By legalese77:
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Well if trauma to the victim is a factor in sentencing then the ghoul on the right won't breathe free air for a long looongg time!

J/K...Yeah I agree looks shouldn't play a role in sentencing
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:42:21 AM EDT
taggage
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:43:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BenDover:
The psycho whackjob molested a kid... and we're supposed to feel sorry for her like she's some kind of victim?



Don't you know pretty white girls get all the lovin' and attention. At least thats what several Katrina refugges have been sayin'.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 9:16:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 3rdStreet:
Wow she's hot as hell. Lucky ass kid. If ever foound out my son was banging a teaacher that hot i would be happy as hell.

Heck yeah, that's one hot teacher! Just make sure the kid used protection and run an STD test on top.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 9:19:36 AM EDT
Whats the number to the AG's office and will they send copies to a non FL resident? She's hot and I'd like to see the goods. Hell I'll put them on the web if it's legal..
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 9:24:45 AM EDT
Where do you request the pictures from
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 9:28:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Where do you request the pictures from



+1 HA HA
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 9:32:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 3rdStreet:
Wow she's hot as hell. Lucky ass kid. If ever foound out my son was banging a teaacher that hot i would be happy as hell.



Isn't he "home schooled"?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 9:34:46 AM EDT
Tagged for pix.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 9:37:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2005 9:38:26 AM EDT by TomHighway]
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Link Posted: 9/14/2005 9:39:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By legalese77:
img160.imageshack.us/img160/2510/woodslafave1yd.jpg




Beauty and the Beast?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 9:45:15 AM EDT

"We don't believe that the search warrant issued by the judge authorized them to do this," said John Fitzgibbons, Lafave's attorney. "At this point, anybody could literally go into the State Attorney's Office, get copies of these photographs, put them on the Internet, and the world would have access to them."


Well, it's why The Smoking Gun exists.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 9:49:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2005 9:52:13 AM EDT by Dv8xbox]
err, nevermind
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 10:13:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
So, then, she's OK with the "Beaver Hunt" photos, but the bewbies are off limits? Are the scars really that bad from the $499 boob-job?




LOL

Noticed that did you?
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