Teacher Guilty Of Having Sex With A Student Asks For Castration. The Judge Gave Him 12 Years In Prison.

May 21, 2020

A former Escambia County high school teacher asked for physical or chemical castration instead of prison time, but that was rejected by the judge when he was sentenced Wednesday.

Escambia County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Dannheisser sentenced 32-year old Mark Ryan Lua to 12 years in state prison to be followed by 15 years of sexual offender probation. He was also designated as a sexual offender and will have to comply with all reporting requirements for the remainder of his life.

On October 16, 2019, Lua entered a plea of no contest to one count of promoting the sexual performance of a child and three counts of unlawful sexual activity with certain minors. Lua was previously employed as a teacher at Washington High School.

The charges stem from an investigation beginning in January 2019 when it was discovered that Lua used a fake social media account in which he posed as an adult female and encouraged a female student to send Lua a sexual video. Lua was interviewed by detectives and eventually admitted to using the fake account to obtain the video from the student.

After Lua was initially arrested, additional female students came forward and testified that Lua had sex with them at his home while his wife was away. Lua was not interviewed regarding the additional allegations, but text messages provided by one of the students corroborated her account.


4 Responses to “Teacher Guilty Of Having Sex With A Student Asks For Castration. The Judge Gave Him 12 Years In Prison.”

  1. have fun on May 21st, 2020 12:16 pm

    the GP folks will have fun with him for sure if he ends up there. Even the worst of folks in prison hate a guy like this more than anything on the planet. Hope they have their way with this sicko.

  2. Rational on May 21st, 2020 10:11 am

    Why not do both, castration and jail time? Either way, it is a win for the community.

  3. Joe Dewaw on May 21st, 2020 8:42 am

    His 12 year sentence behind the fence with Florida DOC will be like a “Life Sentence” for him. The inmates have their own “hierarchy and code of conduct”. With the charges that he was sentenced under he will walk into DOC with a target on his back that will follow him everywhere he is housed during his 12 years.
    In DOC because of his charges he will be considered to be “THE LOWEST PIECE OF

  4. JTV on May 21st, 2020 6:12 am

    Looks by the sentence handed down, that promoting the sexual performance of a child, and unlawful sexual activity with certain minors is being decriminalized. An average of Three years per count is outrageous. Shame on you Judge Thomas Dannhiesser. I’m sure if these were your kids, he’d have gotten more.

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