Dr Allison Hargrave targetted her 14-year-victim after she went to her for help with depression and suicidal feelings at Ascension Episcopal School in Lafayette, GA.
U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley said that by that fall of 2009 she began sending the victim text messages and emails "graphically discussing engaging in sexual activities with the minor and making plans to meet the minor to engage in the sexual activities."
Then during the fall of 2009, Hargrave "raped the minor female in a medical office in Lafayette," continuing to sexually exploit the victim
into January 2010.
She added: "She was counseling two other children at the time. She picked the most vulnerable person. She picked her victim."
U.S. District Judge Richard Haik clearly agreed, telling the 40-year-old that he'd considered giving her life imprisonment, before settling on 30 years in prison followed by 20 years of supervised release, The Daily Advertiser reports.
He told her: "I wanted to, but I just couldn't justify it. Thirty years is a long, long time. You manipulated, and you played the game. And you lost."
Haik also ordered Hargrave to pay $279,454 in restitution to the victim.