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Hearing Officer Opposes Parole For Pamela Rogers

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A parole official denied a parole request of a former teacher imprisoned for having sex with a Warren County student.

Pamela Rogers, who once taught at Centertown Elementary School, has six years left on her prison sentence.

Rogers requested early release during a hearing Wednesday at the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville.

In 2006, she went to prison to serve a 10-year sentence for sexual battery by an authority figure. She pleaded no contest to having sexual intercourse and oral sex with the young male student.

Initially, she served six months in jail and got probation, but she violated the probation when she sent explicit pictures of herself to the boy.

She said she's undergone therapy and wants to work on the family farm.

No one objected to her parole request. Neither the victim nor his parents attended the hearing.

The formerly blond beauty queen now has long brown hair.

"I realize I made mistakes and there is no way for me to justify any of my actions," Rogers said.

"You can tell talking to my daughter, she's a good person who made a terrible mistake," said Rogers' father.

Rogers said she regretted her actions. She said she was in a bad marriage and she sought comfort with the minor.

Parole officer Jolee Keene denied Rogers' request for probation. Her next chance for parole is in 2014.

Keene's recommendation now goes to the full parole board for a final decision.

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