Former Bangor Area High School teacher Rachel Farrell had told Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano last week that she thought the five- to 23-month sentence was appropriate. But now she wants him to reconsider.
Defense attorney Steven Mills told The Morning Call of Allentown his client is a "polite person" who was "being courteous and noncombative" when she told Giordano she interrupted him at her sentencing hearing to say his decision was appropriate.
The 26-year-old Farrell pleaded guilty in April to a misdemeanor for having sex with the 11th-grader starting in August 2010.
Farrell is seeking a reduced sentence or house arrest.
Information from: The Morning Call