(Newport, Kentucky) Former Highlands High School teacher Andrea Conners has been sentenced by Campbell County Circuit Court Judge Fred Stine to serve 90 days in jail and five years of probation.
Conners must also complete 500 hours of community service and register as a sex offender for 20 years.
KY Teacher Guilty in Sex Case - Update
[Previous 6/27/12 post]
(Newport, Kentucky) Avoiding trial, former Highlands High School teacher Andrea Conners, 34, has pleaded guilty on one count of first-degree sexual abuse.
With no plea deal in place, Judge Fred Stine could send her to prison for the maximum punishment of five years when she is sentenced on Aug. 8.[…]Conners will be ordered to register as a sex offender.
The plea came during only her second time in court on the charge. She was arraigned on May 23 where she also made no comment.
The Education Professional Standards Board opened an administrative investigation into the allegations on June 13. The board has the responsibility of determining whether her teaching certificate should be suspended or revoked.
KY Teacher Indicted on Sex Charge
[Previous 5/11/12 post]
(Ft. Thomas. Kentucky) A 33-year-old accounting and finance teacher at Highlands High School, Andrea Conners, has resigned amid suspicion of engaging in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student.
Connors, a married mother of two young boys, has been indicted on a charge of first-degree sex abuse stemming from a relationship during October and November 2011. According to defense attorney Lisa Wells, possible sentences include:
"It's 1 - 5 years and most judges are not gonna probate a sex offender so in the event she were to go to trial a jury would have to give her a minimum of one year because they can't probate that sentence either. But usually if you plead in front of a judge on a sex offense you're gonna get actual jail time. Maybe, maybe a split sentence if the victim were to speak on her behalf she could get 5 yrs probated and only serve six months but it's been my experience, especially in Campbell County, if it's a sex offense and you're pleading guilty to it you should expect to serve some jail time," she said.No details available on arrest.