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Former teacher sentenced for sexual encounters with students

Shannon Hirchert (Source: Shelby County Detention Center) Shannon Hirchert (Source: Shelby County Detention Center)

SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A former Shelby County teacher, who admitted to having sexual encounters with students, will not see jail time as long as she doesn't get into any trouble for the next five years.

Shannon Hirchert made a plea deal with prosecutors in May to six counts of sexual abuse and two counts of distributing obscene material to minors.

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Her attorney said she received a seven year sentence, but that was probated for five years.

The former Collins High School teacher will also be on the sex offender registry.

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