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OK, so that headline alone has to be confusing, right? I mean, there's so much there that it's hard to make sense of it. But because it's our job to report the news, that's what we'll do—and this teacher-student scandal is full of twists and turns.
A former substitute teacher from Iowa named Mary Beth Haglin, 24, recently appeared on the Dr. Phil show claiming that her life is ruined and she was forced into a career as a stripper after nudes that she sent an underage, male student were leaked and shared to his friends. Haglin—who was charged with sexual exploitation and is currently facing sex abuse charges—said that since the arrest in July, she has had trouble finding a job, turning to stripping in order to earn money, per Daily Mail.
The sultry 24-year-old brunette told Dr. Phil McGraw that the boy had seduced her with fawning love notes written on Post-Its and twisted her brain into accepting their forbidden love affair, until she became convinced that the pair were in a real relationship, which she could keep a secret.
"He did so with such intelligence and such an elevated vocabulary that i was completely duped by the whole facade," Haglin said on the show.
Haglin admitted to having sex with the 17-year-old almost every day for nine months, sometimes in her or his car, other times in the homes of the boy's parents.
Eventually, she said he convinced her to send him sexy photos of herself, including some naked selfies, which he later reportedly shared with his friends at school.
"I don’t know what was going through his brain," Haglin said. "He thought it would be cool... bragging rights... I don’t know."
Last month, the former teacher plead not guilty to a charge of misdemeanor sexual exploitation by a school employee, but believes that the bad exposure from the incident has caused her life to be ruined.
Believed to have had a six-month, sexual relationship with the 17-year-old student, Mary Beth Haglin did apologize for any hurt she caused, but claims she's the victim who was seduced by the underage student, per Inside Edition.
Fired from her job this past May before her arrest in July, Mary Beth Haglin could face up to two years in prison and would be forced to register as a sex offender for a decade.
For the full story and more details about Mary Beth's appearance on Dr Phil, head over to Daily Mail, which gives even more raunchy details about the bizarre incident.