Ex-Kentucky teacher sentenced to 2 years in jail

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CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) – A former Kentucky teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student has been sentenced to two years in jail.

Boyd County prosecutor Rhonda Copley told The Daily Independent that a judge handed down the sentence last week for 53-year-old Michael Sammons, who pleaded guilty in August to using an electronic communications system to procure a minor.

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Court records say a rape charged was dropped as part of the plea deal with the ex-Boyd County High School teacher and coach.

Police started investigating after a student told school officials in March that a female student was seen getting out of Sammons’ car one night.

It was Sammons’ first year teaching in the county and he was fired after the allegations.