Former Franklin teacher gets 4 years for sex with student in parking lot

A 26-year-old former teacher was sentenced to four years in prison after she was convicted of having sex with a student in a parking lot in 2018.

LEBANON — A former Franklin High School social studies teacher was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a male student.

Madalyn Arnett, 26, of Dayton, pleaded guilty in March to sexual battery in Warren County Common Pleas Court.

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According to the county prosecutor’s office, the student had approached Arnett at school about what he could to do improve his grades, and the teacher initially declined to assist him. Later, Arnett contacted the student on social media and began conversations that were “sexual in nature.” Arnett also sent the student nude images and videos of herself.

On the evening of March 23, 2018, Arnett picked up the student down the street from his home and drove to a nearby parking lot, where they engaged in sexual intercourse in her vehicle, according to the prosecutor’s office.

The incident was later reported to school officials, who contacted police.

Judge Timothy N. Tepe also ordered that Arnett be labeled a Tier III sex offender, which means that once released from prison she will be required to register her address every 90 days with her local sheriff’s office for the rest of her life.

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