Linda Wall, a candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, admitted on Oct. 26 that she had an affair with a female student while working as a junior high gym teacher in the 1970s.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Wall says that the affair did happen but claims she was a different person back then.
She confirmed her sworn 2006 testimony The AP, when she admitted in the lawsuit that she had sexual relations with a minor who attended the Prince George County school where she taught physical education.
I've never tried to hide that I was into homosexuality. If anybody Googles me, they would find that out there, Wall said.
Forty years ago I was a different person. I was a heavy pot smoker with... impaired judgment and made some bad choices, she said. You do that out of college sometimes. Some people do, some people don't.
After the incident occurred, the superintendent of the school confronted Wall about it and she resigned. She was never criminally charged.
The revelation came just two weeks before Wall is set to go head to head against Democrat Connie Brennan and Republican Matt Fariss for the vacant seat of Del. Watkins M. Abbitt, Jr.
Apparently, Wall thanks her conversion to Christianity for saving her from drugs and changing her sexual orientation.
She now lobbies on behalf of the Family Foundation, a conservative opponent of same-sex marriage and adoption by same-sex couples.
LezGetReal cites that Wall is an anti-LGBT rights activist.
Wall has admitted that when she was a junior high teacher some forty years ago, she had an affair with a female student. Now she claims to be a 'different person.' That is right, of course, she just profiteers off of federal kidnappers helping them escape from the law because she wants to pretend that she is no longer a child predator, writes Bridgette P. LaVictoire of LezGetReal.com.
Since there is no statute of limitations in Virginia, Wall could still be prosecuted, according to police Sgt. Michael Taber.
If it's a felony -- especially on a sexual offense -- there's not going to be an expiration on that, Taber said in The AP article.