In Nebraska, the age of consent is 16, and Lofing reportedly had sex with the student on his 16th birthday. Her attorney said the incident was the result of a mental breakdown. The judge said, “You were less than 24 hours from a felony here.” WOWT reports that Lofing will be on probation for two years after she is released; she pleaded no contest.
The mother of the student reportedly wrote an email to the Weeping Water School District, where Lofing formerly taught, saying she believed there may have been a sexual relationship between her son and the teacher. Lofing, a language arts teacher, moved to the Nebraska City School District, where she completed just over half the 2016-2017 school year. Lofing resigned in February after the allegations came to light. According to the Omaha World-Herald, Lofing met the student for sex in July, and when officials at Nebraska City discovered the allegations, she was placed on administrative leave.