Teacher Pleads Guilty to Having Sex with Student

By: Tim Gillette
By: Tim Gillette

JACKSON - A former school teacher in Jackson County makes pleads guilty to having a sexual relationship with one of his students. On Tuesday Matthew Lusby pleaded guilty to one charge of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. A second similar charge was dropped. The charge carries the potential of a life sentence, but since Lusby has no prior criminal history, the prosecutor's office says it is unlikely he'll face that severe a penalty. The judge told Lusby he will receive at least the 5 year minimum sentence.

Lusby, 28, was a teacher at the daVinci Institute in Jackson County's Summit Township. His 15-year old female victim was a student.
The guilty plea means the teenage victim will not have to testify or face Lusby again.

Jackson County Assistant Prosecutor Kati Rezmierski tells News 10, "Any time you get a plea to a life offense it is a victory." The prosecutor says she "has high hopes this resolution will bring closure for the victim."

Sentencing is scheduled for August 22nd.

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