(Kewanee, Illinois) In accordance with a plea agreement, former teacher's aide Nicole Pinnick pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
In exchange, other counts of sex assault and sex abuse were dropped.
The plea agreement was approved by Judge Ted Hamer who then sentenced Pinnick to four years in prison and imposed a $2,000 fine.
Pinnick was arrested last October after a Kewanee Police Department investigation. Police at the time said the charts alleged a “sexual relationship with a student between the ages of 13 and 18.”Pinnick was also ordered to pay court costs and serve two years of supervised release after her sentence is completed.
Police cited the cooperation of school officials in the investigation.
Illinois Educator Accused in Sex Case
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(Kewanee, Illinois) A 29-year-old teacher's aide formerly at Kewanee High School, Nicole M. Pinnick, has been accused of engaging in sex with a student.
Pinnick faces one count of criminal sexual assault and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
The investigation had been going on for almost six months. Pinnick had resigned from the District in April of 2011.Pinnick was booked into custody at the Henry County Jail with bond set at $100,000.
Kewanee Community Schools co-operated with the police investigation and say the incident did not occur on school properties or during school hours.