A former Ohio school superintendent, who is now pregnant, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting two students during her time as a high school principal.
Laura Amero was the head of Windham Exempted Village Schools from 2015 to 2017. She received the maximum sentence allowed under state law on Monday after the judge dismissed the disgraceful educator’s claim that mental health issues were to blame for her inexcusable actions.
In addition to 10 years in prison, Amero will have to register as a Tier III sex offender, the most severe designation, in which an offender must register their address every 90 days and pay a $500 fine, the Record-Courier reports.
“I can’t understand how this keeps happening with teachers, principals, superintendents,” Portage County Common Pleas Judge Laurie Pittman said of sex misconduct cases involving students. “You know you’re going to get caught.”
Amero is to report to jail on April 1 after her baby is born. Her baby is due sometime in March.