11:27 PM EDT, November 1, 2012
WESTMINSTER, Calif. (KTLA) -- Two married teachers were sentenced to probation Thursday for having group sex with a 17-year-old high school student they repeatedly invited to their home to watch movies and drink alcohol.
Gay Davidson-Shepard, 60, and Daniel Alma Shepard, 63, pleaded guilty in August to various felony counts related to having a sexual relationship with a minor.
Davidson-Shepard was sentenced to three years formal probation with a four-year-jail sentence stayed, and her husband was sentenced to three years formal probation with a two-year jail sentence stayed, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office.
Both were ordered to complete counseling and 60 days of community service, prosecutors said.
The couple was charged in June with multiple felony counts, including oral copulation with a minor and sodomy of a person under 18 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Gay Shepard was arrested again on in December after investigators determined she had violated a restraining order by calling and texted the alleged victim.
Prosecutors said Daniel Shepard met the student at Westminster High School, where he was a teacher.
In March 2009, the couple began inviting the student to their Huntington Beach home, where they gave him food and alcohol, played board games and watched movies, prosecutors said.
The next month, prosecutors said, the couple got into their hot tub naked and encouraged the young man to join them.
After getting out, Davidson-Shepard had oral sex with the student and her husband, prosecutors said.
After that, prosecutors said, on a weekly basis, the couple would get the 17-year-old intoxicated and engage in various sexual acts.