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Spanish Teacher Faces 10 Years In Jail for Sex with Student, 15

| by Michael Allen
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Spanish teacher Erin Haskell, 32, pleaded guilty yesterday to second-degree sexual assault on a 15-year-old student.

Haskell taught fifth through eighth-grade students at Toms River Intermediate School South in Beachwood, New Jersey.

The sexual relationship occurred between June 2012 and September 2012 in Beachwood and Barnegat, New Jersey, reports the Associated Press.

Haskell faces up to ten years in state prison, but before being sentenced, she must first undergo a psychological evaluation.

That psychological report, expected in four months, will be a factor in her sentencing, according to Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.

Haskell will also have to register as a sex offender, be on parole for life and is banned from contacting with the victim, notes the Daily Mail.

She has been free on a $300,000 bail since being arrested in November 2012. Haskell was suspended from her job without pay after her arrest and resigned on January 11, 2013.

In exchange for her guilty plea, prosecutors dropped a charge of aggravated sexual assault and other related charges.

Source: Daily Mail and Associated Press