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Former JPS teacher found guilty of sex crimes against student

Former JPS teacher found guilty on 2 of 6 sex crimes with student
Former JPS teacher found guilty on 2 of 6 sex crimes with student(WLBT)
Updated: Mar. 11, 2021 at 11:32 AM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The former Jackson teacher accused of sexual battery of a 17-year-old student has been found guilty Thursday.

Amber Turnage, who claimed she was controlled by the student, was taken into custody after a judge issued the verdict.

The attorney in the case issued a statement on behalf of the victim’s family:

An investigation was launched after the victim’s father found sexual videos of Turnage and his son.

The student said his teacher at the time gave him gift cards, money and even said they would sometimes go to different motels in Jackson.

The teacher was fired from Jackson Public Schools after two years with Provine High School.

Sentencing for Turnage will be at a later date.

She was found guilty on two of the six sexual battery charges against her.

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