Former Female San Diego Teacher Admits to Having a Sexual Relationship with Student

Stacey Michelle Walker
Stacey Michelle Walker (left) and Mt. Carmel High School. Facebook

A former Mount Carmel High School teacher arrested earlier this year for sex crimes involving an underage female student pleaded guilty this week.

Stacy Michelle Walker, 40, is expected to be sentenced next month to three years in state prison following her plea on Tuesday, 2nd July. Walker's plea included an admission that she took advantage of a position of trust or confidence to commit the offense.

Walker was facing charges including sexual penetration by a foreign object, oral copulation of a person under 18 and contacting a minor with the intent to commit a sexual offense, according to the San Diego County District Attorney's Office.

Walker and Victim Exchanged Explicit Messages Before Engaging in Sexual Acts

As previously reported, Walker was arrested in March and initially charged with 17 felonies for what a prosecutor called "a highly inappropriate relationship" that began when the victim was 15 years old and continued until 2020, when the victim was 18.

According to police, the interactions between Walker and the victim began with sexual conversations that led to exchanges of explicit text messages, photographs and videos. Walker also met with the victim several times and engaged in various sex acts

A criminal complaint states the crimes occurred in 2018 and 2019. The victim reported the offenses to police last July, according to Lt. Dan Sayasane of the San Diego Police Department.

Walker was Placed on Leave Following the Allegations

Walker was placed on leave last summer when the allegations arose. Around the time of Walker's arrest, Mt. Carmel's principal wrote to parents that — without naming Walker — the teacher in question had not taught at Mt. Carmel that school year.

A 2015 article from the school's student newspaper identified Walker as a drama and theater tech teacher. It also stated she is a former Mount Carmel High student.