A California teacher has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for sexually abusing her two students in the classroom.
In June, the teacher pleaded guilty to four felony counts of rape and other offenses.
The crimes took place at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Oregon State University.
The woman is the fifth teacher to be convicted in Oregon.
The state is also facing multiple allegations that students at two schools were sexually abused by teachers.
In a letter to the court, Deputy State Attorney Lisa Janssen said that in March of this year, a male student, whom she did not identify, was sexually assaulted by a teacher.
Janssen wrote that the victim told her that the teacher had raped him and that she was scared.
The woman then told her friends about the alleged sexual assault and the teacher was interviewed by police.
Jansens letter also noted that the student’s parents did not believe their son would have made the allegation.
On July 6, a judge sentenced the woman to two years and three months in jail.
The other two teachers, who have yet to be sentenced, were sentenced to probation.
The teacher’s attorney, Michael Schmitz, told KGW that he was shocked by the sentence.
The victim is a good person who has been traumatized by this experience, he said.
“This is a case of a teacher abusing students,” Schmitzen said.
“This teacher has a history of sexual misconduct and she should be held accountable for that.”
The state’s attorney for the Northern District of California said the other two cases were dismissed in part because of lack of evidence.
He said prosecutors had the same facts in their files that led to the convictions.