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Former Othello Elementary Teacher Sentenced For Sex Crimes Against 10-Year-Old Student

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Former Scootney Springs Elementary teacher Lisa Davis, 48, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to 1st degree child molestation. Davis pled guilty to the charge after prosecutors and her defense attorney struck a deal. Davis was sentenced to 12 months in jail including a comprehensive Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative known as SOSA.

The judge agreed to suspend all but 12 months in the 51 month to life sentence prosecutors recommended if Davis qualified for SOSA. Davis will also have to register as a sex offender when out of jail.

Lisa Davis addressed the court saying, "I have spent my entire life helping others. It's a crushing feeling to know I have failed." She also stated to the court, "I take full responsibility for my actions. I am very sorry." No representatives of the 10 year old victim were present in the court. Family members of Davis told KHQ's Dylan Wohlenhaus that "this is now the starting over process" for their family. Family members have continued to support Davis throughout the ordeal. Davis was voted by her peers the EWU/KHQ teacher of the month in March 2012.

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