Teacher Who Had Sex With Her Student 25 Times Wants Sentence Reduced

A former Delaware school teacher sentenced to 10 years in prison for having sex with a 13-year-old student is again trying to have her sentence commuted.

The state Board of Pardons was scheduled to hear a commutation request from Rachel Holt on Thursday.

Holt was arrested in 2006 and charged with multiple counts of first-degree rape involving a student at Claymont Elementary School. She pleaded guilty to a single count of second-degree rape and received a mandatory minimum 10-year sentence.

Investigators said Holt had sex with the boy more than 25 times in March 2006 and that, on at least one occasion, allowed the boy's 12-year-old friend to watch. She also was charged with giving the students alcohol.

The Board of Pardons rejected a commutation request from Holt in 2010.

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