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Former Iowa substitute teacher found guilty of sex with student

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Linn County District judge has found a former Cedar Rapids substitute teacher guilty of having sex with a student.

Mary Beth Haglin, 24, was found guilty Friday, Dec. 16, of sexually exploiting a 17-year-old student last year while she worked at Cedar Rapids Washington High School, Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reports.

She faces up to two years in prison on the misdemeanor count when she’s sentenced on Feb. 17.

Haglin agreed to let the judge rule only on the minutes of testimony, shielding her from a tougher felony charge prosecutors brought against her after she did several national TV interviews. Prosecutors had said that in those interviews, Haglin “admitted engaging in a pattern or practice of sexual conduct with a student while employed as a teacher.”