A former Olathe South High School teacher who initiated and continued a sexual relationship with a student has been sentenced to three years of probation and will be required to register as a sex offender.
Michael Jasiczek, 43, will also serve 10 days of "shock time" in jail as a condition of a plea agreement, a Johnson County District Court judge ruled on Monday.
"I'm sorry," Jasiczek said at his sentencing hearing. "I have no excuse for my actions."
The former sociology teacher said he had been undergoing treatment since being charged with three felony counts of unlawful sexual relations with a student in June and was committed to becoming a better person.
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The victim and her family did not attend the hearing.
Jasiczek was employed as a sociology teacher and assistant football coach at Olathe South High School until May, when the 43-year-old was placed on administrative leave pending a police investigation.
In June, he was charged with three felony counts of unlawful sexual relations with a female student. His employment at the school was terminated.
Jasiczek pleaded guilty in January to engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse and lewd touching with a student over the age of 16. A third fondling charge was dropped as part of a plea agreement.
He had taught at Olathe South High School for more than a decade and previously was a teacher in Bonner Springs. At Olathe South High, he also ran a weightlifting club and was called “Coach Jazz” by students and staff.
Investigators found that Jasiczek obtained the student's phone number by encouraging her to send pictures for an extra credit assignment to his cell phone.
Starting in January 2017, he used his phone to send the student flirtatious messages, including compliments of her personality, appearance and “nice body.”
He later sent sexually explicit descriptions of sexual acts he would like to perform on her. A consensual physical relationship began, though such a relationship is illegal in Kansas.
The age of consent is 16 in Kansas, but it is a felony for schoolteachers and other authority figures to have sexual relationships with students at the same school.
Jascizek was found to have used his classroom to meet with the student in private on school property.
During an incident in early 2017, he put a chair under the door handle and touched the student on her lips, face and body. He took the student for a drive in his car, touched her body and put his mouth on her lips. At a different time, he penetrated the student with his fingers on school property.
He told the student not to tell anyone or he could lose his job.
School authorities first received a report about Jasiczek in early May.
A student's friends had observed her texting Jasiczek and informed a parent, who reported to the school that the teacher and coach had been inappropriately messaging a student.
That same day, another teenager reported that he walked in on the student with Jasiczek in a classroom. Jasiczek was seated. The student had her leg up raised in front of him.
The teen told school staff that the pair “whipped around” and were surprised to see him. He said the student denied having a sexual relationship with Jasiczek when he confronted her about it.
In a meeting with administrators on May 4, Jasiczek said he had been flirtatious in text messages with the student and called his behavior "inappropriate" and "stupid."
“I did it,” he said, according to court documents, and then made a comment about how he shouldn’t have put his thoughts in writing. He denied touching any students outside of the hugs he gives to “all the kids.”
The student initially denied the relationship to school officials, and told her parents she and Jasiczek were just friends, according to court documents.
But she later confirmed the relationship to a school resource officer on May 8 in a tearful conversation.
Her relationship with Jasiczek was like that of a boyfriend and girlfriend, she told the officer. Jasiczek had made his classroom a place to go when she was distressed or in need of help, and it was there that he had touched, kissed and fondled her.
But she begun to feel manipulated and overwhelmed by her teacher, and the penetration incident had shocked and hurt her, she told police.
She said she had felt "brainwashed" by his attention.
According to court documents, after the investigation into Jasiczek began and was publicized, police say another woman reached out to law enforcement.
That woman told police that Jasiczek had invited her to his home so he could perform a sports massage for her.
After that meeting a long-term sexual relationship began, the woman told police.
At the time, the woman was a high school student.