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Nicole R. Letcher

Nicole R. Letcher, 26, is in the Whiteside County Jail this afternoon on six charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a minor.

A Fulton (Ill.) High School teacher who had sex with a student will serve six months in jail.

Nicole R. Letcher, 26, an English teacher, was arrested in May on charges she had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old.

She will serve her sentence in the Whiteside County Jail. She also will have to serve four years of probation after she’s released.

Letcher was suspended from the River Bend School District in May, Superintendent Jane M. Bauer said at the time of Letcher’s arrest.

Letcher pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a minor, a Class 2 felony. As part of her negotiated plea, three additional counts were dismissed.

The Fulton Police Department reported that allegations had been made of an improper relationship between a student and a teacher and opened an investigation, leading to Letcher’s arrest.

She was accused of criminal sexual activity from December to May, court records show.

The victim’s gender was not made available.

Letcher graduated from Fulton High School in 2003.

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