A former teacher turned lap dancer who confessed to sleeping with a pupil "hundreds of times" is facing jail.

Mary Beth Haglin, 24, sent the 17-year-old student seductive images during the couple's six-month sexual affair.

One picture included her wearing nothing but black underwear as she leant suggestively against a wall.

After she was sacked from her role as a substitute teacher at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Haglin went on to become a lap dancer, working under the stage name Bambi.

But on appearances on TV shows such as The Dr Phil Show and Inside Edition, Haglin insisted she is the victim. She said the student seduced her with post-it notes.

"He would come into my classroom, grab a Post-it, write something and stick it to my desk on his way out," she told Inside Edition. One read, "I love you so much, my empress."

"He would always call me 'my empress'," she added.

Hagin said the student even compared their relationship to the classic movie The Graduate, referring to her as Mrs Robinson – Anne Bancroft's character.

"I was completely head-over-heels," Haglin said.

She said they had sex almost every day in her car at a public park in the area.

"We met several times a week, not every time was just to have sex," she said. "There were times we would sit and talk. I thought in my mind this was some sort of real relationship."

The interviews worked against Haglin's favour however, as Sixth Judicial District Judge Kevin McKeever turned her original misdemeanour charge into a more serious crime of sexual exploitation.

Haglin was found guilty on Friday (16 December), reported the Gazette, and faces two years in prison when she is sentenced in February. She will also be required to register as a sex offender for 10 years.

After her love affair was discovered, Haglin said she realised the error of her ways.

"I realise how stupid I was and what a terrible mistake I made," she said. "I thought that it was something that could be kept secret and that nobody would ever know."

She added: "I want to go back and smack myself and ask: 'What were you thinking Mary Beth?'"