BEDFORD, Ohio — An Ohio high school teacher who admitted to charges that she had sex with students has been sentenced to two years in prison. She will also be required to register as a sex offender, according to reports.
Laura Dunker, a high school teacher from Bedford, Ohio, was previously charged with six counts of sexual battery in connection with the admitted sex with students, WEWS in Cleveland reported.
Prosecutors said Dunker picked up a student, then drove him to a park where they then had sex.
Moreover, authorities claimed she also had sex with a different student at her home.
The high school teacher will serve a two-year sentence for having sex with students and will have five years of supervision after she is released. Dunker will serve a concurrent sentence as she was sentenced to two years in prison on two counts of sexual battery, Cleveland19 News reported.
“Teachers are expected to be role models to their students and communities which they serve,” Prosecutor Michael O’Malley said.
“She took advantage of these students and now must face the consequences.”
Dunker will also be required to register as a Tier III sex offender. She will have to re-register every 90 days for the rest of her life.
She had been initially charged with six counts of sexual battery in connection to sex with students, but ultimately pleaded guilty to two counts, knewz reported.
Dunker resigned from her position with the Bedford School District in December 2019 following her arrest.
Dunker was accused of carrying on sexual relationships with two students from 2018 through 2019, Fox 8 in Cleveland reported.
According to a previous report from The U.S. Sun, the Ohio high school teacher carried on sex with students in “morning trysts before school” as well as having sex at her home and in her car.
Dunker was also previously accused of tampering with evidence around November 2019 while “knowing that an official proceeding or investigation was in progress.”
The charge appears to have been dropped as part of her plea agreement.