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Teacher sentenced to 22 years for sex with students

Jennifer Fichter pleaded guilty to 37 child sex charges

BARTOW, Fla. – A former Central Florida high school teacher has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for having sex with three of her male students.

A Polk County judge sentenced 30-year-old Jennifer Fichter on Thursday. She pleaded guilty in March to 37 child sex charges. She still faces three counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor in Hillsborough County.

Fichter initially was arrested in April 2014 on allegations she had carried on a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy who attended the Central Florida Aerospace Academy in Lakeland, where she had taught English for three years.

Two more victims, both 17, came forward following news reports of her arrest.

Orange County Public Schools said Fichter resigned in 2008 following an investigation into an inappropriate relationship she had with an eighth-grade student while teaching at Robinswood Middle School in Orlando.