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Ex-Tishomingo teacher sentenced for lewd acts

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Former Tishomingo teacher Shelley Jo Duncan arrives for a hearing in November 2017. (KTEN) Former Tishomingo teacher Shelley Jo Duncan arrives for a hearing in November 2017. (KTEN)

TISHOMINGO, Okla. -- She's going to prison.

Shelley Jo Duncan, the former Tishomingo teacher convicted of lewd acts with a student, was sentenced Wednesday to spend six years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

Duncan, now 50, was arrested in 2016 after being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with the boy, who was 14 years old at the time.

Duncan was convicted in October at the Cleveland County Courthouse after requesting a change of venue. It was her second trial on the charge; the first had ended in a mistrial.

The victim testified in October that the two had kissed on two occasions -- once in a car and again in a Tishomingo school building.

Prosecutors introduced text messages between Duncan and the boy, including at least one with a profession of love.

According to court documents, Judge Mark Campbell said the sentence includes credit for time Duncan has already spent behind bars.

Duncan will remain at the Johnston County Jail for 10 days before being turned over to the Department of Corrections.

Her husband, Kevin Duncan, had been the Tishomingo Public Schools superintendent. He resigned earlier this year.

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