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"The Court finds this statute unconstitutional as applied to these defendants," Judge Thompson wrote.
"In finding so, this court does not endeavor to absolve any wrongdoing or to excuse the defendants.
Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Joyce Draganchuk sentenced him to 7 to 15 years in prison on each count. Hovarter was teaching eighth-grade science and coaching the boys and girls cross country teams at the high school when the allegations surfaced last summer, school officials have said. Hovarter's attorney, Mary Chartier, described him as a "good person" who made "an incredibly bad" choice.
He is remorseful and took responsibility for his actions, she said.
It's not the first time teachers in Central Indiana have faced charges of seducing their students. 7, 2016, to one count of felony child seduction, according to Hancock Circuit Court records in Greenfield.When she started messaging them on social media, the flirtation turned into a criminal obsession that landed her in prison.Anatomy of a sexting scandal By Lauren Mc Keon | Jaclyn Mc Laren was a popular teacher who was known for lavishing attention on the boys in her class.According to court documents filed last week, Nuckols' latest arrest stems from social media use and a house visit from her probation officer on June 28.
On that day, officials searched Facebook and found a recently updated account for Nuckols that had not been registered with the Sex Offender Registry.
Hovarter is the second former Leslie teacher to be sentenced to prison for having sex with a student this year.