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Teacher is put in the workhouse for sex with student

An ex-teacher at Como Park Senior High School in St. Paul was sentenced to 3 months in a workhouse for violating a no-contact order, which was menat to keep him from one of his former band students. The teacher, Joseph A. Tucker said, "I destroyed a community that I love very much, and I betrayed a great trust that I worked very hard to establish," according to the Star Tribune.http://www.startribune.com/10242/story/1511551.html

The Pioneer Press reported, "The relationship between Tucker and the girl was revealed in May when two of her friends told school officials that the girl was having an affair with the band teacher." The Pi Press also reported that this was a fourth degree sexual crime. That makes me wonder what 3rd, 2nd, and 1st degree offenses are.

The papers didn't quote the teenage girl involved in this controvery, but a reader would infer from the stories that the relationship was consentual.