Ex-Washington state teacher sentenced to 5 years in prison for sex with boy BY Nina Golgowski NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, October 1, 2015, 2:33 PM A A A Share this URL Steven Lane/AP Evergreen High School drama teacher Stephanie McCrea, seen during her first court appearance in January, has been sentenced to five years in prison for having sex with a 15-year-old boy. A former Washington state high school teacher has been sentenced to five years in prison for having sex with a 15-year-old student. Degraded drama teacher and mom Stephanie McCrea, 36, tearfully apologized for her actions in a Clark County court Wednesday but to little if any sympathy from the boy's mother, The Columbian reported. The former Evergreen High School drama teacher’s sentence followed her pleading guilty in July to four counts of third-degree rape of a child and one count of tampering with a witness. That followed her pursing the boy for sex at her house and at school, beginning in December, authorities said. In between their sexual encounters McCrea communicated with the teen through a fake Facebook account. That communication continued even when authorities began investigating them, investigators said. "I take full responsibility for my actions. Every day I feel the pain of knowing I've hurt many people with my choices," she said, according to The Columbian. "I profoundly regret the hurt I've caused." Authorities say they'd meet before and after drama practice where they'd kiss and she'd performed oral sex on him. KPTV - FOX 12 During the winter break she picked him up from his house and took him to hers where they had sex before meeting other drama students at a local movie theater. On the first day following winter break they had sex in her office. Knowing that what they were doing was wrong, authorities say McCrea rehearsed with the teen on what he'd say if he was asked about their relationship. The teen said McCrea hoped to continue their relationship, though keeping it a secret until he turned 18. The student's enraged mother expressed her own contempt for the woman she said she once trusted. "I had conversations with her where she lied to me, and manipulated to me about what they would be doing and I of course just automatically trusted because of her being a teacher which is a life lesson for me," she told the judge, according to KPTV.