Updated below. Jennifer Christine Fichter is a high school teacher in Florida who has been arrested and charged for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old male student in her pickup truck over the course of four months. During that time she became pregnant and had an abortion.
The 29-year-old Jennifer Christine Fichter (mugshot above) is an English teacher at at the Central Florida Aerospace Academy in Lakeland, Florida. Her name is variously reported as Jennifer Fichter.
According to the The Tampa Tribune quoting from the affidavit from the Lakeland Police Department, Fichter is alleged to have had a four-month long sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.
Authorities first found out about the incidents when the alleged victim’s mother became suspicious of his behavior, namely that he had been out in the early morning hours and lied about his whereabouts. The affidavit notes that in reviewing his text messages she found texts from two names that were talking about an “age difference.” When she confronted him, he told her about Fichter and the mother then contacted the police.
Under direction of the police investigators, the mother made a call — which was recorded — to Jennifer Christine Fichter. It was during this phone call that Fichter said she was “in love” with the student and that she had had sex with him 20-30 times starting back in November 2013. She said she wanted to continue the relationship and did not regret her actions. She also said she had gotten pregnant with his child and had an abortion.
The alleged victim was also questioned and he told investigators that he and Fichter had sex several times in early morning hours in her pickup truck. The affidavit quotes several specific incidents he told investigators about, three of which were in a parking lot of an apartment complex in Lakeland and three times near a highway. He also spoke of sexual encounters in the pickup truck outside of jurisdiction and which are being investigated in other counties.
The Lakeland Police Department arrested Fichter and she was booked into Polk County Jail. She has been charged with six counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor.
Additional details of Jennifer Christine Fichter’s bio and professional background were not released including her current employment status with the school system. Check back for updates on this developing story.
* Update: According to, WPTV.com quoting from a 40-page internal affairs document, Jennifer Fichter resigned in 2008 from her job at Robinswood Middle School with the Orange County School District after an internal investigation revealed alleged inappropriate conduct with an eighth grade student.
No criminal charges were filed, but WPTV.com poses an important question; with kind of of past history how was she able to get a job with the Polk County school system? They also report that when news broke of Fichter’s arrest a couple came forward, revealing that two years ago she had had inappropriate conversations on Facebook with their then-17-year-old son.
More on the story in the video report below.
* Update: According to The New York Daily News Fichter faces 20 more charges for alleged sexual contact with another 17-year-old student. As part of the investigation, Polk County Sheriff’s Office interviewed students at the school and found another alleged victim. The inappropriate relationship is alleged to have lasted from October 2011 to May 2012, with Fichter and the student having sex at least 20 times in his bedroom at home when his mother was away.
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