Former high school teacher will serve jail time for intercourse with student
– Former Arroyo Grande High School teacher, 36-year-old Tara Stumph, pled no contest to felony unlawful intercourse with a minor more than three years younger than her. Stumph was charged in August 2016 with victimizing a 16-year-old student.
Superior Court Judge Gayle Peron sentenced Stumph to serve 180 days in San Luis Obispo County Jail starting May 1, and four years on felony probation including standard “Sex Offender Management Program” terms. Stumph’s sex offender terms include a special counseling program and an order to stay away from middle school or high school age children and schools.
Under the terms of probation, Stumph will be required to undergo counseling, polygraph tests, have no contact with males younger than 18, and stay away from middle schools and high schools. However, Stumph will not be required to register as a sex offender, according to reports. As part of her plea agreement, the state dropped a second felony charge — oral copulation with a person under 18 years — as well as three misdemeanor counts of child molestation.
This case was investigated by Arroyo Grande Police Department and prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Rebecca Speer-Mathews.