12/26/2013 08:40 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Dishonor Roll: 10 Most Notorious Teacher Sex Scandals Of 2013

Student-teacher sex scandals were widely reported in 2013. In some cases, convictions brought closure to victims after years of investigation. In others, the suspects' technological footprints aided law enforcement and paved the way for relatively swift justice.

But no matter how long the investigation took, or whether the suspect pleaded out or stood trial, the thing that unites these stories is a violation of the fundamental trust between educator and student.

Although some of these cases are still being prosecuted, there are potential victims at the center of each of them. Young lives have been forever changed because a supposedly responsible adult crossed a line that should never be crossed.

Here are the 10 most notorious teacher-student sex scandals of 2013.

Dishonor Roll: The Most Notorious Teacher Sex Scandals Of 2013