- Associated Press - Friday, June 15, 2018

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A former middle school teacher in North Carolina has been placed on probation after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a teenager boy nine years ago.

News outlets reported 51-year-old Lee Annette Williams of Lexington has pleaded guilty to one count of felony crime against nature.

Davidson County prosecutors dropped other charges against Williams in exchange for her guilty plea. Williams had also been charged with of statutory rape, statutory sex offense and indecent liberties with a minor.

Judge Anna Mills Wagoner placed Williams on supervised probation for two years.

She was accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy who had been her student in 2009. Officials said the abuse did not occur on school grounds.

Williams had been a sixth-grade language arts teacher at Ledford Middle School in Thomasville.

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