Ex-high school teacher gets probation for sex with student

1 year 4 weeks 2 days ago Saturday, April 21 2018 Apr 21, 2018 Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:43:59 AM CDT April 21, 2018 in News
Source: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

CLAYTON (AP) — A former St. Louis-area teacher will be on five years of probation for having sex with a student younger than 17.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 39-year-old Jared Lehnhoff-Bell was sentenced Friday on one count of statutory rape. Two other felonies were dropped as part of the plea agreement.

Lehnhoff-Bell was a social studies teacher at Ritenour High School.

Prosecutors say he had sex with a 16-year-old student at Lehnhoff-Bell's home in St. John in 2014.

Authorities said when police went to his home to arrest him, Lehnhoff-Bell appeared to be planning to leave the city.

Lehnhoff-Bell was also sentenced to 90 days "shock time," which he has already served. He must also register as a sex offender.

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