A teacher who has confessed to sleeping with a pupil “hundreds of times” claims he seduced her.
Mary Beth Haglin, 24, told Dr Phil in a new interview: “I am the victim.” The brunette has admitted having sex with the 17-year-old almost every day for six months and sending him raunchy selfies.But Haglin, who took a job as a lap dancer in a strip club after being sacked from school, insisted: “The student is the one who seduced me.”
She claimed the teen swept her off her feet after coming on strong and wooing her with handwritten notes and texts.Haglin said:
“He did so with such intelligence and such an elevated vocabulary that I was completely duped by the whole facade. “He caught me in my weakest moments, and he used that to his advantage.“I did ignore a lot of that at first because obviously, I knew that it was illegal, not allowed, frowned upon – everything.”
She decided to respond to one of the student’s messages after a big bust-up with her boyfriend and they started their physical relationship in October 2015, she said.
Haglin said she became vulnerable through a troubled relationship with her boyfriend.
Haglin told TV’s Dr. Phil:
“We had sex – almost daily – in his car, my car, his mom’s house, and his dad’s house.”
“When things got way out of control, and I wanted out, he began saying ‘I will light a match and burn your life down.’”