Whitley Mizzell Monday pled guilty to three counts of performing a sex act or deviant sex act with a student
Mizzell, 32, was sentenced to 10 years, eight of them suspended, and three years of supervised probation by an Alabama court
The former substitute teacher who was arrested in 2019, is required to register as a sex offender in Alabama
Mizzell was a a contractor in the St. Clair County School system when she had sexual encounters with two male students, both under 19, last year
As part of her plea agreement, she admitted to the encounters
A former Alabama substitute school teacher was sentenced to prison after has pleading guilty Monday to having sex with two of her male students.
Whitley Mizzell entered guilty pleas on Monday to three counts of performing a sex act or deviant sex act with a student.
Mizzell, 32, was sentenced to what is known in Alabama as a 10-year split sentence, where she will have to serve two years in state prison, followed by three years of supervised probation.
If Mizzell violates the conditions of her release, she could be sent back to prison to serve the remaining eight years of her sentence, reported Anniston Star.
Furthermore, she will be required to register as a sex offender.
Mizzell was arrested in July 2019 while she worked as a substitute teacher in the St. Clair County School system. It is unclear when or where the sex acts with the students younger than age 19 took place, or how they came to light.
She was originally indicted on three charges. Ultimately Mizzell faced two indictments, one involving two counts with one student and another indictment for alleged sex acts with another student.
She had faced up to 20 years in prison for the to felony counts.
St. Clair County District Attorney Lyle Harmon said she pled guilty to all three counts and will serve her sentences concurrently.
At the time, Mizzell was employed as a substitute through a third party, a Michigan-based company known as Willsub, St. Clair County Schools Superintendent Mike Howard said.
School Supt. Howard said Mizzell was not and had never been an employee of St. Clair County Schools.
The former teacher was taken into custody by the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office following her plea Monday.