Posted: Jun 10, 2014 5:34 PM by The Associated Press
Updated: Jun 11, 2014 1:43 PM
CAMDENTON (AP)- A former central Missouri teacher has been sentenced to five years in prison for the statutory rape of a student who became pregnant.
KOLR-TV reports 41-year-old Jenner Shaffer was sentenced in Camden County Circuit Court on Tuesday, where he pleaded guilty to the charge that was filed in March.
Shaffer taught English in the Macks Creek school district. He was arrested in 2012 after the girl told investigators she had gone to Shaffer's home several times in 2010 during that the time he was her teacher and she was 15 years old.
The baby was a year old when the case came to light. Shaffer had left the Macks Creek district by then and moved to the town of Wheatland.