LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (CBS/KCTV/AP) Shannon Young, a former teacher and volleyball coach in northeast Kansas, has been sentenced to three years probation for having sex with a high school student for nearly a year.
The 36-year-old was sentenced Wednesday on three counts of unlawful voluntary sexual relations for having sex with a then-17-year-old student at Pleasant Ridge High School.
According to CBS Affiliate KCTV, court records said Young had sex three times with the student while she was a teacher at the high school in Easton, just north of Leavenworth. The investigation discovered that Young began the relationship while she was consulting with the student about his pending child with his girlfriend at the time.
The investigation also revealed semi-nude photos of Young on the victim's cell phone.
Young carried on a relationship with the youth from Aug. 1, 2009 to June 2, 2010, and had a joint checking account with him.
Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson says Young also bought a Mustang convertible for the teen to drive to school.
Thompson says the two had sex in Young's car, at her home and once at Pleasant Ridge High School.
Though the victim was of legal age of consent for Kansas, it is still illegal for teachers to have "sexual relations" with students at their schools, according to the Leavenworth Times.
Young resigned in April from her job as an English teacher and volleyball coach. Police said Young attempted suicide after the investigation started.
The Kansas City Star reports that Young had no previous criminal history.
Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson says she will be required to register as a sex offender for 10 years and get a sexual offender evaluation.
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