Sick story, heard way too much lately. But the chicks name is funny. She sounds like a pron star. Former teacher gets jail for sex with student Deputy DA says she groomed boy for abuse By Bonnie Eslinger Staff Writer Published: Friday, January 13, 2006 11:04 PM PST E-mail this story | Print this page A former San Francisco middle school teacher who seduced and had sex with a 14-year-old male student was sentenced to three months in the county jail and three months house arrest Friday. Deputy District Attorney Rebecca Wagner told Superior Court Judge Herbert Donaldson that Nieka Arreola, 32, a former teacher at Luther Burbank Middle School, began “grooming” the student for abuse when he was 13 years old by giving him special attention, having him assigned to be her aide and giving him rides home. Then she became more aggressive, Wagner said, initiating the relationship by putting his hand on her body and saying, “Why don’t you ever touch me?” On Feb. 16, 2004, Arreola was caught when she was discovered partially clothed with the boy in a steamy parked car in McLaren Park, according to a police report. The boy later testified in court that on several occasions the two had sexual intercourse and oral sex. While Arreola could have faced up to 10 years in prison, Wagner said, she accepted a lighter sentence of up to one year in county jail in exchange for a guilty plea, because there would have been no guarantee of punishment if the case had gone to trial. “We wanted to make sure that she was going to see the inside of a jail cell,” said Wagner, adding that she was disappointed that the judge didn’t sentence the teacher to the full year. Arreola, who lives in Oakland with her husband and newborn baby, will also have to register with the state as a sexual predator and will lose her teaching credential. Her attorney, Ted Cassman, told the judge that his client had initiated contact with the boy to help him. “Initially, it was an act of compassion that became twisted and wrong and she knows that,” he said. Arreola cried during her sentencing but did not make any statement to the judge, nor did she look in the direction of the boy, now 15, and his family, who were also in court on Friday.