Former teacher pleads guilty to sex crimes - - Jackson, MS

Former teacher pleads guilty to sex crimes

RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

RANKIN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A guilty plea from a former teacher, accused of having sex with a 14 year-old student.

Sheral Smith pleaded guilty after a competency hearing in Rankin County where a doctor testified she's been faking a mental illness. The judge sentenced Smith to 20 years with 13 suspended. After she serves seven years, she faces five years of supervised probation.

Smith must register as a sex offender and can have no contact with the victim or the victim's family. She still faces additional charges in Hinds County.

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