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Married Michigan teacher, 27, to serve over four years in prison for sex abuse; Kathryn Houghtaling pled ‘No Contest’ to having sex with two students, aged 16 and 17, multiple times – plying one with drugs ‘just months after his mother died’

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Kathryn Houghtaling was sentenced Tuesday to 51 months to 180 months in prison after she pled no contest to six counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with two male students

The abuse took place between November 1 and December 31 2018, all of the incidents occurring outside of school hours and off school property

She was working as a special education teacher at Rochester High School, Michigan. One of the teens was a student in her class
She was also charged with providing a controlled substance to one of the boys
The married high school teacher had sex with the two students, aged 16 and 17, multiple times –  at least one time in a car while other students watched, and another time in one of the victim’s homes
She was also charged with providing a controlled substance to one of the boys
Prosecutors said she also plied one of the students with Xanax, when the vulnerable teen was said to be struggling to cope with the death of his mother
The mother of one victim testified that Houghtaling sneaked into her house in the middle of the night to be with her son, and had given him alcohol  
Prosecutors said the teacher had shown ‘no remorse’ for her abuse of power
Houghtaling wept in court as she apologized for her crimes 
Kathryn Houghtaling 1Kathryn Houghtaling [Photo: In court Tuesday], did not contest charges that she sexually assaulted the male students aged 16 and 17 when she was working as a special education and science teacher at Rochester High School
Kathryn Houghtaling 2My ‘actions betrayed the duties and responsibilities I had as a teacher’:  Houghtaling, [photo], was sentenced to serve 51 months to 180 months in prison after she pled no contest to six counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with the boys
Kathryn Houghtaling 9Houghtaling, [photo] was also convicted of providing a controlled substance to one of the teen boys

Houghtaling, 27, was sentenced Tuesday to 51 months to 180 months in prison after she pled no contest to six counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with the boys.
She was also convicted of the charge of providing a controlled substance to one of the victims.
The abuse took place between November 1 and December 31 2018, with each of the incidents reportedly taking place outside of school hours and off school property.
One of the teens was a student in her class.
A complaint was made to the school district in January 2019, and Houghtaling was fired following an internal investigation and a criminal investigation was launched.

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