Former NW Whitfield H.S. teacher gets at least 90 days after sex relationship with student
A former Georgia teacher has been sentenced to jail after prosecutors said she had a sexual relationship with an underage student.
DALTON, GA (AP) - A former Georgia teacher has been sentenced to jail after prosecutors said she had a sexual relationship with an underage student.
News outlets reported Raquel Eleana Spencer must serve at least 90 days at a minimum security prison that provides counseling and life skills classes.
Spencer was also arrested in 2018 for possession of heroin. She subsequently resigned.
Spencer must also pay a $1,000 fine and perform 300 hours of community service.
She must also serve the rest of a 10-year sentence on probation.
Spencer pleaded guilty to sexual assault by a person with supervisory of disciplinary authority. Whitfield County sheriff's deputies say the relationship with the student lasted more than a year.
Spencer was an English teacher at Northwest Whitfield High School in Tunnel Hill. She also was an assistant cheerleading and girl's track and field coach.
She was arrested last April.
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