NJ Teacher Sentenced for Having Sex With Student - NBC 10 Philadelphia

NJ Teacher Sentenced for Having Sex With Student

Authorities learned of relationship after a tip from another student



    NJ Teacher Sentenced for Having Sex With Student
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    A southern New Jersey teacher who had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student is sentenced to seven years in state prison.

    Michael Drebes, a 38-year-old Millville resident, was arrested last year after he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl and a former female student on multiple occasions between February and May 2009.

    Authorities learned of the relationship after receiving a tip from a student who knew the 14-year-old girl.

    Drebes, a math teacher at Memorial High School who taught in the Millville school system for five years, pleaded guilty in January to official misconduct and sexual assault as part of a plea bargain with Cumberland County prosecutors.

    Under the sentence imposed Friday, he will serve five years before becoming eligible for parole.

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