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9 years in prison for teacher who assaulted girls

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A former Green Bay elementary school teacher has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually assaulting two students.

Fifty-eight-year-old Jer Lovaj earlier pleaded no contest to one felony and one misdemeanor count of sexually assaulting a child. Prosecutors say Lovaj inappropriately touched two female students in 2013 and 2014.

Brown County Judge Tammy Jo Jock sentenced Lovaj to more time than prosecutors recommended as part of a plea deal. Lovaj was teaching English at Anne Sullivan Elementary School in Green Bay. WLUK-TV reports he was also sentenced Monday to 15 years of probation.

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