Mothers once thought of her as a friend; a teacher they could trust. But she betrayed that trust, and violated their boys.
Jamila Love Williams, a former algebra teacher at a Michigan high school, will spend eight to 15 years in prison for her illicit affairs with four teenage students.
The mothers of her victims -- who were between 15 and 16 years old at the time of the sex assaults -- had bitter words for Williams, 36, at a court hearing in Grand Rapids, Mich. on Oct. 15.
“You are a sick, sadistic child molester. You don’t deserve to be in society. You are a predator,” one mother said, according to Michigan Live. "You befriended all of us mothers while in the back of your head, you wanted [the boys] sexually."
Williams was charged in June with three counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. She pleaded no contest to all four charges in September.
According to Grand Rapids police, Williams had sex with the victims in a variety of locations: in a car, at a Golden Corral restaurant, in an alley, and in at least one boy's home. One mother claimed the teacher even had sex with her son in a locked classroom at Grand Rapids University Prep Academy, where Williams taught for six years.
At her sentencing, Williams apologized for her behavior, but insisted that she is “not a predator."
“I did not prey on these young men,” she said, according to Michigan Live.
It was initially thought that Williams only had affairs with two students, but additional victims came forward during the police investigation.
According to WZZM, Williams is herself a mother of four children, ages 3 to 19, and is stepmother to a pair of 16-year-old twins.
Now she's not allowed to have unsupervised contact with children younger than 16, and must register as a sex offender.