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Oregon Teacher Sentenced For Sex Abuse

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By KMVT News

Sherwood, Oregon (CNN) A former Oregon teacher who admitted to having sex with an underage student will spend 30 days in jail.

Denise Keesee broke down in court Monday as she spoke about her own nine-year-old son.

She says she faces the reality of her actions every day.

“My son is the light of my life. He is intelligent, athletic, confident and compassionate. My love for him pushed me to create a better future for us all," she says.

Keesee pleaded guilty earlier this year to second-degree sex abuse.
Investigators say the case against her involved two teenage students - her conviction involves only one of them.

The former Sherwood High School teacher also received five years of probation.

If she violates her probation, she will be sentenced to 13 months in prison.

She must also surrender her teaching license and register as a sex offender.


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