Ohio Teacher Gets Prison in Sex Case
(Tiffin, Ohio) A 32-year-old teacher at Carey High School, Katie Fazekas, who is also a Tiffin Columbian girls’ basketball coach, pleaded guilty yesterday to engaging in sex with a female high school student.
With the conviction for attempted felony sexual battery, Fazekas was sentenced to 17 months in prison.
Fazekas had been a health and physical education teacher at Carey High for nearly 10 years, said Carey Superintendent Michael Wank. She also had been the girls’ basketball coach at Tiffin Columbian for two years, but resigned from both jobs when the allegations surfaced in March, officials said.Fazekas surrendered her teaching license and was classified as a sex offender for life. She awaits transfer to prison.
Mr. Wank said in a statement that school officials investigated the allegation against Fazekas and reported it to law enforcement authorities immediately after it came to their attention.