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42 year old former teacher marries 17 year old student

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A former Brunswick County teacher charged with having sex with a student won't face trial after marrying the victim.

Leah Shipman, 42 years old  was arrested in 2009 on charges of sexual offense with a student, statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a student.

But, court records show Shipman divorced her husband of 19 years last year and six days later married 17-year-old student Johnnie Ison.

The student's mother signed documents allowing him to marry while a minor.

The marriage prevents prosecutors from having Ison to testify against Shipman.


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