PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia special education teacher who pleaded guilty to having sex with a student says she blames her actions on her heroin use.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Stephanie Amato was sentenced Tuesday to county prison for having sex with a 14-year-old student. She could spend 11 ½ to 23 months behind bars.
At sentencing, Amato apologized to the student and said it never would have happened if she weren’t using drugs.
In addition to jail time, Amato will also have to register as a sex offender.
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