Former JPS teacher loses appeal on charges of sexual battery of a minor
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A former Jackson Public School District teacher at Provine High School will remain behind bars after losing her appeal on charges of sexual battery involving a minor.
Amber Turnage was convicted last year on two counts for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student in 2017.
She was sentenced to a decade of jail time after a state appeals court affirmed her conviction Thursday.
She will be forced to serve the duration of her sentence.
Turnage made numerous claims in her appeal including a challenge to the judge’s discretion during her trial.
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