STANFORD - Suggestive photographs taken in a classroom have surfaced of a Stanford teacher who was charged with a sex offense involving a 10-year-old girl, and Superintendent Teresa Wallace now confirms the teacher was disciplined during the 2004-2005 school year, according to The Interior Journal.
Janie Hastie, a former Stanford Elementary School teacher, was suspended for 90 days without pay after her supervisor received photos of her in suggestive poses inside her own classroom. Wallace confirmed the suspension but would not give further details, and an open records request is pending.
Wallace told The IJ she was disappointed with what she was quoted as saying in a Dec. 14 edition, referring to her comment that Hastie retired in 2005 with an unblemished record. Wallace said she made that assertion in reply to the question of whether Hastie had been disciplined for photos that were posted on the Internet.
Hastie pleaded not guilty in December to a Class B felony charge of use of a child in a sexual performance. If found guilty, she could face 10 to 20 years in prison. She is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Jan. 29.