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Hot Tubbing, Board Games & Booze: Married Teachers Plead Guilty to Sex With Male Student

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A husband and wife duo of now-retired Orange County teachers have pleaded guilty to having sex with a 17-year-old student.

Daniel Alma Shepard, 63, and his wife, Gay Davidson-Shepard, 60, had sexual relations with the boy in 2009, when he was a student at Westminster High School, where Shepard was a teacher. Davidson-Shepard was a teacher at Mesa View Middle School, according to City News Service.

The Shepards invited the boy to their home to watch movies, play board games, and soak nude in the hot tub. They also provided the boy with alcohol. Davidson-Shepard performed oral sex on the boy and her husband when they got out of the water, prosecutors said.

The sexual relations continued after the victim turned 18. Shepard had sexual relations with the victim until September 2009 and Davidson-Shepard continued until December 2009, according to prosecutors. Ultimately the victim told his mother, who contacted authorities.

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The couple accepted a plea bargain offer from Orange County Superior Court Judge John S. Adams, who is expected to sentence the pair to three years of formal probation, counseling and 60 days of community service in lieu of prison time. The Deputy District Attorney is already planning to file a motion objecting to the deal.