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The Iowa State Board of Educational Examiners has revoked the teaching license of a former teacher who admitted to kissing and touching a female student.

Jason Lambert, 27, a vocal music teacher at Mount Pleasant High School, was arrested last July. He pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation by a counselor, therapist or school employee, was sentenced to one year in jail, and voluntarily surrendered his license.

On Thursday, the state board voted to permanently revoke Lambert’s license.

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Court records show Lambert, of New London, admitted to the contact with the student but said he thought it was consensual.

He later resigned from his job.

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