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Ex-Thorsby High teacher sentenced to 5 years in prison for rape, sodomy

Jennifer McNeill

CLANTON, Ala. (AP) - A former high school teacher in Thorsby accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a minor has been sentenced to five years in prison.

In May, Jennifer McNeill pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree rape and one count of second-degree sodomy.

According to court records,{} a judge on Thursday sentenced McNeill to the prison term.

[Click here to read the full sentencing order.]

McNeill said in court that she was sorry for what she had done, adding that "I've lost so much... I've learned my lesson." Authorities say the victim, a 14-year-old boy, was not a student at the school. Prosecutors had dismissed some charges in exchange for McNeill's guilty plea.

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