BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - A former high school teacher who admitted to having a sexual relationship with a student has pleaded guilty to sex abuse charges.
The Daily News reports 35-year-old Beulah Nicole "Niki" Sumner was a special education teacher at Warren East High School. Police says she had been carrying on a sexual affair with a 17-year-old male student at the school over several months.
She pleaded guilty Monday to six charges of first-degree sex abuse.
Warren County Commonwealth's Attorney Chris Cohron has recommended a six-year prison sentence. Sumner must also get sex offender treatment and be listed on the state sex offender registry for 20 years.
She will be sentenced Sept. 20. Sumner was arrested Jan. 28 and fired from her teaching job the same day.
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