Former Virginia teacher pleads guilty to having sex with students after making them wait their turn BY Deborah Hastings NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 2:59 PM Stafford County Sheriffs Dept. Erica Lynne Mesa, 28, a former Virginia math teacher, has admitted she had sex with four high school students. A former math teacher in Virginia has pleaded guilty to having sex with high school students, who she made wait their turn at her home while her husband was away. Erica Lynne Mesa, 28, pleaded guilty to electronic solicitation of a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor for a series of sexual encounters with four students, The Free Lance-Star reported. She faces up to 22 years in prison at her sentencing hearing scheduled for May 21. She has been in custody since her Sept. 29 arrest. As a mathematics instructor at Colonial Forge High School, Mesa had sex with four male students, including an incident where one teen waited his turn in Mesa's basement while she had intercourse with another student upstairs, she told police. She also had sex with one of the students in a parking lot on his 18th birthday, she acknowledged. Doing so made her feel "attractive and wanted," she told investigators, according to the newspaper. In exchange for pleading guilty, prosecutors dropped four charges and against her and reduced two others. Her request to be released on bond, and to be allowed to travel to her mother's home in Michigan, were denied last week by Judge Victoria Willis. Mesa must remain in Fredericksburg, Va., and "clean up the mess you have made," the judge said.