(ABC NEWS) Sarah Jones, a former high school English teacher in Kentucky who had sex with a 17-year-old student, will not go to jail or have to register as a sex offender, according to the terms of a plea deal entered today.

Jones, 26, who is an ex-Cincinnati Ben-Gal cheerleader, pleaded guilty to custodial interference and sexual misconduct, in place of more serious charges that could have sent her to prison for years.

“We are ecstatic about this plea agreement,” Jones’ attorney, Eric Deters, told ABC News. “It’s a great deal for Sarah. She can go on with her life.”

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