Former Colerain High School teacher Julie Hautzenroeder is handcuffed Monday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court and taken to prison to serve a two-year sentence for having sex with a teen student. / Kimball Perry, The Cincinnati Enquirer
CINCINNATI -The former high school teacher convicted last year of having sex with a 16-year-old student went to prison Monday.
Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Norbert Nadel sentenced Julie Hautzenroeder to two years in prison in December but allowed the former Colerain High School science teacher to remain free until after the holidays. She reported Monday to Nadel's courtroom to begin serving her sentence.
Hautzenroeder, 37, was convicted by a Hamilton County jury of sexual battery for having sex with the sophomore. She was found not guilty on charges of having sex with a second teen student even though both boys were in their underwear in her Loveland bedroom and gave very similar testimony.
The Enquirer asked Hautzenroeder in court Monday if she wanted to talk about the case and she replied, "No, thank you."
She was a Colerain high science teacher for 10 years before resigning last month when the allegations started swirling around school. Hautzenroeder, who pleaded not guilty, admitted to sending inappropriate texts to the teen but denied she had sex with him.
The students, though, testified they had alcohol and marijuana while at Hautzenroeder's and each had sex with her.
The former teacher also has to register with law enforcement every 90 days as a sex offender.
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