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Former Riverton High School Teacher Receives Probation

A FORMER COACH AND TEACHER -- ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A FEMALE STUDENT -- WAS SENTENCED TUESDAY, TO 18 MONTHS PROBATION.

COURTNEY JARRELL, 23, AVOIDED JAIL TIME -- AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO REDUCED CHARGES OF MISDEMEANOR SEXUAL BATTERY -- AFTER AGREEING TO FORFEIT HER TEACHING LICENSE.

PROSECUTORS SAY SHE HAD AN IMPROPER RELATIONSHIP WITH A GIRL -- WHO WAS 17 YEARS OLD, AT THE TIME -- WHILE SHE WAS TEACHING AND COACHING HER, AT RIVERTON HIGH SCHOOL.

JARRELL'S ATTORNEY SAYS SHE DID NOT USE HER POSITION TO INFLUENCE THE TEEN.

HE SAYS THE TWO FELL IN LOVE... AND HAD A CONSENSUAL RELATIONSHIP.

 

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