Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Student Gets Two Years in Prison

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Kristen Ross was sentenced to two years in jail today for having sexytime with a 14-year-old student. Ross, who at the time was a Cleveland Municipal School District teacher at Riverside School, accepted a plea deal for felonious assault even though she remains steadfast in denying any sexual relationship with the boy.

Prosecutors tend to stand by their assertion that Ross and the kid did the dirty, mainly because they have ample evidence — 3,800 text messages, phone call records, and a picture of Ross' breasts.

Fox 8 reports:


Prosecutors say in December 2009, Ross began talking with the 14-year-old student while working at Riverside School. A month later a sexual relationship began between Ross and the student after school in her office.

According to a police report filed on her arrest, Ross and the student engaged in sex on two occasions between January 15 and January 31, 2010.

Police were tipped off to the crime after being contacted by the student's father. He told investigating officers that he was made aware of the crime after his son told workers with Children and Family Services at Riverside School. Riverside is a a kindergarten through eighth grade school on Montrose Avenue.

But she's innocent! Or not. Either way, she's going to jail.

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