• Former Polk teacher accused of sex with teens gets $370,000 bond


    POLK COUNTY, Fla. - A fired Polk County teacher accused of having sex with teen boys now has a $370,000 bond to deal with if she wants to get out of jail.

    On Friday attorneys for the state told a judge that Jennifer Fichter, charged with 27 counts of sex with a minor, is a danger to the public.

    Her defense attorney argued that a $100,000 bond was sufficient.

    Fichter appeared in front of a judge Friday for a third time on accusations she had sex with teenage boys.

    Prosecutors described the teacher as a predator, saying that at least 3 alleged victims have come forward. All of the boys she is accused of having sex with attended school at the Central Florida Aerospace Academy.

    Attorneys for the state implied that if she was to get out of jail, she could offend again.

    "The state believes that that is not sufficient to protect society and would ask you do more at this time," a prosecutor said while arguing for a higher bond amount.

    The judge said if Fichter is able to bond out of jail she is not allowed to have contact with any minors and she won't be allowed to use social media, where she was said to have contacted minors in the past.

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