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      Former teacher convicted of rape, sodomy is out of prison

      Amanda Watkins (Colbert County Sheriff's Department)

      A former Sheffield Junior High School teacher convicted of rape and sodomy is out of prison.

      Amanda Watkins was convicted of rape and sodomy and was sentenced to 10 years in prison after she was caught performing a sexual act on a student in a car in the school's parking lot.

      Watkins served almost two years of her 2011 sentence before her release.

      She will now serve the remainder of her sentence under the supervision of the Colbert County Corrections Center.

      According to reports, the victim and the district attorney agreed on the release.

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