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Teacher Gets Jail. Probation
Sauk Valley News ^ | 8/25/2011 | Tara Becker

Posted on 08/25/2011 12:03:16 PM PDT by Froggie

MORRISON – The state Board of Education is awaiting court paperwork before suspending the license of a former Fulton High School English teacher convicted this week of having sex with a 16-year-old boy.

Nicole R. Letcher, 26, of Fulton, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and was sentenced to 6 months in jail – half of which she’s already served – and 4 years of probation. She also must register as a sex offender.

As part of her plea agreement, Whiteside County prosecutors dropped three other sexual abuse charges.

By state law, an aggravated criminal sexual abuse conviction means an automatic revocation of a teaching license or certificate, and placement in a national database for school districts to see, board spokeswoman Mary Fergus said.

The state has not yet received the final court disposition, so no action has been taken, she said.

Letcher and the boy had sex several times between December and May. The River Bend School District received a tip about them on May 25 and reported it to the state Department of Children and Family Services and to Fulton Police. She was arrested the next day.

Letcher resigned June 20, new Superintendent Richard “Chuck” Holliday said Wednesday.

The district will continue to report such incidents promptly and comply with authorities, he said.

“Our top priority ... is the safety and well-being of our students and we are going to continue to keep that front and center,” Holliday said.


TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: jail; naughtyteacher; sex; teacher; yikes
Guilty No Doubt. Do they ever learn. Do none of these "teachers" ever read a newspaper?
1 posted on 08/25/2011 12:03:20 PM PDT by Froggie
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To: Froggie

Gotta just love her last name !! You couldn’t make that up!


2 posted on 08/25/2011 12:05:01 PM PDT by Froggie (uires)
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To: Froggie

Guilty!

3 posted on 08/25/2011 12:05:21 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now!)
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To: Froggie

4 posted on 08/25/2011 12:05:32 PM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: Froggie
Yikes!
5 posted on 08/25/2011 12:05:49 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Froggie
Nicole R. Letcher? LOL. You can't make this stuff up.
6 posted on 08/25/2011 12:06:24 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Obama/Biden '12: No hope and chump change.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

OH NO! Miss Piggy’s been arrested!


7 posted on 08/25/2011 12:07:05 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Froggie

Was she teaching blind students?


8 posted on 08/25/2011 12:07:34 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Froggie

Very Guilty.


9 posted on 08/25/2011 12:07:42 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Froggie

GUILTY!
GUILTY!
GUILTY!

(what has been seen cannot be unseen)


10 posted on 08/25/2011 12:08:29 PM PDT by Grunthor (In order; Palin, Perry, None of the rest matter 'til the general)
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To: liberalh8ter

Yikes!


11 posted on 08/25/2011 12:09:24 PM PDT by p. henry
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To: 109ACS
Why'd you have to go and do that?
12 posted on 08/25/2011 12:11:03 PM PDT by Shqipo (I am the unofficial originator of the Mega-Bump! Only use judiciously.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Still hittable, even with that “deer in the headlights” look.

After all, nobody (except Tom Delay) looks very good in their booking photo.


13 posted on 08/25/2011 12:12:14 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: liberalh8ter

Natalie Maines really has gone downhill since she left the Dixie Chicks.


14 posted on 08/25/2011 12:12:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: liberalh8ter

They say they all get prettier at closing time, but this one??? I don’t know.


15 posted on 08/25/2011 12:13:52 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Froggie

16 posted on 08/25/2011 12:14:34 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Snickering Hound

17 posted on 08/25/2011 12:18:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SJSAMPLE
Still hittable, even with that “deer in the headlights” look. After all, nobody (except Tom Delay) looks very good in their booking photo.

Gentlemen and gentlewomen of the jury, we have here a reasoned appraisal. Myself, I don't think this rather compact lady will keep with age, but that's then and this is now... and the lad is 16.

18 posted on 08/25/2011 12:20:15 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: dfwgator
"Natalie Maines really has gone downhill since she left the Dixie Chicks."

Ouch - she does look like her.

19 posted on 08/25/2011 12:24:22 PM PDT by RabidBartender (The above statement is not meant to be offensive to women. Please don't whine and have me banned.)
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To: Dr. Thorne
God Almighty. I thought Natalie Maines cut her hair off and was quietly petitioning for the release of the “West Memphis Three”.
20 posted on 08/25/2011 12:28:35 PM PDT by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: 109ACS

It’s pig man’s wife!

Not even laz would hit that


21 posted on 08/25/2011 12:30:26 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Froggie

ROFL

My first thought too. You really can’t make this stuff up.


22 posted on 08/25/2011 12:31:10 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: SJSAMPLE
"Still hittable, even with that “deer in the headlights” look."

With a hammer, maybe.
23 posted on 08/25/2011 12:31:47 PM PDT by shibumi ("A Republic - if you can keep it.")
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To: shibumi

24 posted on 08/25/2011 12:39:59 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: lowbridge; Lazamataz
Not even laz would hit that

Perhaps a second opinion is in order?...

Caution Laz, there are pictures...

25 posted on 08/25/2011 12:42:04 PM PDT by null and void (Day 944 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: Froggie

So guilty she could stop a clock.


26 posted on 08/25/2011 12:44:36 PM PDT by USNA74
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To: Dr. Thorne

Guilty with an exclamation.


27 posted on 08/25/2011 12:46:41 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: SJSAMPLE
After all, nobody (except Tom Delay) looks very good in their booking photo.

I dunno. John Edwards takes a pretty nice looking booking photo, too:


28 posted on 08/25/2011 12:50:44 PM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: 109ACS

Guitly of a gross misdemenor. I’ve seen worse.


29 posted on 08/25/2011 12:51:12 PM PDT by NorthStarStateConservative (Springtime in America will arrive on January 21, 2013.)
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To: 109ACS

Guitly of a gross misdemeanor. I’ve seen worse.


30 posted on 08/25/2011 12:51:19 PM PDT by NorthStarStateConservative (Springtime in America will arrive on January 21, 2013.)
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To: Grunthor

These teacher/student posts are by far the most enteraining on FR, bar none! LMFAO!!!


31 posted on 08/25/2011 1:05:44 PM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: Froggie

32 posted on 08/25/2011 1:08:35 PM PDT by steveo (PETO-VT-IN-MARI-SVB-CRVCE-AVSTRALI-SEPELIAR)
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To: dfwgator

She blames Bush ; p


33 posted on 08/25/2011 1:08:53 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Venturer

I’m thinking they should have jailed the kid as well.


34 posted on 08/25/2011 1:09:53 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Froggie

Hmmm...Maybe after a six-pack and a few shots.


35 posted on 08/25/2011 1:15:56 PM PDT by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: liberalh8ter
I’m thinking they should have jailed the kid as well.

I'm sure she has a GREAT personality...

36 posted on 08/25/2011 1:19:38 PM PDT by null and void (Day 944 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: Nachoman
Hmmm...Maybe after a six-pack and a few shots

Alcohol shots or penicillin shots?

37 posted on 08/25/2011 1:23:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 109ACS

“Th-e, the-a... That’s all, Folks!”


38 posted on 08/25/2011 1:46:53 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: freedomlover

She could be Henry Waxman’s long lost daughter.


39 posted on 08/25/2011 1:58:08 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

Now that’s funny — I don’t care who you are !


40 posted on 08/25/2011 2:08:01 PM PDT by Froggie (uires)
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To: lowbridge

Not even laz would hit that


With a last name like that? Yes he would.....


41 posted on 08/25/2011 2:09:38 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: Froggie

She should have gotten far more than a year in jail. The age of consent in Illinois is 17, so she committed statutory rape. In addition, I’m assuming that she was the boy’s teacher at one point, so she was in a position of power over him as well. Should have gotten 5 years, minimum.


42 posted on 08/25/2011 2:28:44 PM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Guilty beyond all doubt!!


43 posted on 08/25/2011 4:58:00 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: kittymyrib

Kermit is deeply saddened.


44 posted on 08/26/2011 9:35:32 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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