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    Former teacher Courtney Speer senteced in student sex case

    12:33 PM, Sep 18, 2013   |    comments
    Courtney Speer, 31. (Photo: Bryant Police Department)
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    BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - A former 9th grade English teacher at Bryant High School was sentenced to prison for having sex with a student.

    As part of a plea deal, Courtney Speer pleaded guilty Monday to four counts of second-degree sexual assault. She was originally charged with six counts.

    She was sentenced to 15 years behind bars, but eight are suspended.

    Speer pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. The instances reportedly happened both at the high school and at Speer's home in Benton.

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