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Former Kansas teacher pleads guilty to sexual relationship with boy, 15

Updated: 2013-02-20T17:48:42Z

The Associated Press

CLEARWATER, Kan. | A former Clearwater Middle School teacher has admitted that she had a yearlong relationship with a 15-year-old boy.

Forty-year-old Cathleen Balman pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of indecent liberties with a child. Her trial on three counts of indecent liberties with a child was scheduled to start Wednesday. Two of the charges were dismissed as part of the plea bargain.

Balman will be sentenced April 19.

The Wichita Eagle reports Balman was arrested in October 2011 after interviews with the teacher and others indicated she had been involved with the boy, who was a former student. She was a language arts teacher at the time.

Balman was fired five days after her arrest.

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