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      Teacher pleads guilty to sexual assault, gets probation

      Nikki Scherwitz // KHOU.com

      Authorities sentenced a high school teacher to probation instead of jail after she pleaded guilty of having sex with a minor.

      KHOU reported Nikki Scherwitz had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student that lasted weeks.

      The former teacher at Brazosport ISD in Houston reportedly pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 10 years of probation.

      Authorities fined the 26-year-old former teacher $5,000.

      According to KHOU, a plea deal was set because the victim was almost 17-years-old and Scherwitz wrote an apology to the mother of the victim and school district.

      KHOU reported that the 26-year-old has been ordered away from juveniles and will not be able to teach again.