Former Springfield teacher pleads guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse

SPRINGFIELD - Authorities say a former Springfield teacher has pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

On Friday, former Lanphier High School teacher Jenifer Tyree, 38, plead guilty to the felony charge as part of a plea deal.  Two sexual assault charges were dropped by prosecutors as part of the deal.  Authorities say Tyree is expected to receive a seven-year prison sentence.

Prosecutors say Tyree allegedly had sexual contact with a student in September 2012.  Tyree faces additional charges in Rock Island County. 

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