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Former teacher sentenced to prison for sexual contact with a student
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- A judge sentenced the former teacher, convicted of sexual battery for having sexual contact with a teenage student, to two years in prison on Wednesday. Tiffany Wilson was in court for today's sentencing.
Julie Hautzenroeder was tried on charges she had sex with two 16-year-old Colerain High School students. She used to teach at the school. Hautzenroeder denied the allegations, saying her relationship with the 16-year-olds was inappropriate but maintained it wasn't sexual. The jury disagreed and convicted her on one of two counts of sexual battery.
During Wednesday's sentencing hearing, Hautzenroeder's attorney asked for probation. Hautzenroeder cried as she asked the judge to let her stay with her seven-year-old daughter. The prosecutor asked for prison time, telling the judge probation would send the wrong message. The prosecutor says Huatzenroeder made bad decision, after bad decision and hasn't taken responsibility for her actions.
Judge Nadel could have sentenced Hautzenroeder to five years in prison, but he says he took into consideration her lack of a criminal record and the fact she's a single mother. He also says her actions were stupid and irresponsible and she should have been a better role model.
Hautzenroeder was free on bond before today's sentencing. She'll be allowed to remain out of jail until she reports to prison January 13. She'll also have to register as a Tier 3 sex offender and spend 5 years on probation once she's released from prison. She must also pay court costs.