(Shelbyville, Kentucky) Special education teacher Shannon Hirchert, 42, has been sentenced to probation for seven years for engaging two male students in a bit of lascivious "special education."
Investigators said the incidents took place in the fall of 2010 in different locations, including after hours at Collins High School.Okay.
Hirchert was also accused of sending lewd photographs to the boys' cellphones.
As part of her sentence, she'll be placed on the sex offender registry.
"She can't teach, she's given up her Kentucky teaching license She can't seek a teaching license in any other state. She can't have unregistered emails, no social networking. All those things are very important in sex offense cases," said Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell.
Hirchert will be required to complete a sex offender treatment program and she's been banned from having contact with children.
Kentucky Teacher Guilty in Sex Case - Updated
[Previous 5/8/12 post]
(Shelbyville, Kentucky) In accordance with a plea agreement, special education teacher Shannon Hirchert pleaded guilty yesterday to six counts of sexual abuse and two counts of distributing obscene material to minors.
Sentencing is scheduled for June 18.
Kentucky Teacher and Boys
[Previous 8/5/11 post]
(Shelbyville, Kentucky) A 42-year-old special education teacher at Martha Layne Collins High School, Shannon Hirchert, has been accused of engaging in sex with two different students.
The Shelby County Sheriff's Department said both boys were under age 18 and were not in Hirchert's class.Hirchert was booked into custody and later released on $5,000 bond.
She is charged with six counts of sexual abuse and two counts of distribution of obscene material to a minor.