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Trial for East Sac Teacher Accused of Having Sexual Relationship with Student to Begin in July

April 26, 2022 5:51pm

An East Sac County High School teacher has pleaded not guilty after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old male student.

Court documents say that 34-year-old Stefanie Kelsey faces eight counts of third-degree sexual abuse, and one count of sexual exploitation by a school employee. Kelsey's trial is scheduled to start July 19th.

According to authorities, the abuse occurred at Kelsey’s home, as well as a local park. Prosecutors say the abuse took place between August of 2021 and March of this year.

The East Sac school board voted to terminate Kelsey’s contract effective May 27th. This was her second year as a teacher in the district.