A former honors English teacher in South Carolina is getting no jail time in connection with charges she had sex with two 17-year-old students.
Kinsley Wentzky, 36, of Forest Acres, South Carolina, has been sentenced to three years probation after admitting to having an “intimate” relationship with one of the teens in May 2012.
The teacher at Dreher High School had pleaded guilty last October to two counts of sexual battery with a student 16 to 17 years of age, no aggravated force or coercion.
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The judge in the case actually gave Wentzky a suspended sentence of five years in prison, meaning she’ll serve no prison time, just the three years of probation that are scheduled to end Oct. 27, 2017.
The former teacher will be placed on the Central Registry of Child Abuse/Neglect and seek mental-health counseling.
Published reports indicate Wentzky had been arrested twice, and faced charges of sexual battery from police in Columbia and Forest Acres.
She reportedly had intercourse with two 17-year-old students in local homes on numerous occasions.
On her class website, she described herself as a happily married mother of two.
She had taught at Dreher High for seven years, and was on paid administrative leave before being let go following the State Department of Education’s suspension of her teaching certificate in January 2013.