Teacher to be sentenced

Robin Pickering, an East Clinton Middle School teacher, pleaded guilty on June 8th, to sexual battery against a student. The charge against Pickering was a felony of the second degree because her victim was under the age of thirteen during the time period of the sex offense, which covered Dec. 25, 2006, through April 8, 2007.

As a second-degree felony, the conviction carries a mandatory prison sentence of between two and eight years. Pickering will also be required to register as a sex offender. She is currently scheduled to appear back in court for sentencing on July 20th for sentencing.

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