Former Teacher sentenced to prison on sexual abuse charges

By WEEK Producer

August 1, 2013 Updated Aug 2, 2013 at 9:53 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A former Manual Academy teacher accused of sexually abusing a student earlier this year is headed to prison.

Amanda Ludwig, 28, pleaded guilty in an unscheduled hearing in Peoria County Court Thursday to Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse.

She was sentenced to five years in prison.

Ludwig still has federal charges pending against her for enticement of a minor.

She allegedly sent sexually explicit pictures of herself to the student involved.

Ludwig was not teaching the 15-year-old at the time, but school officials learned about the relationship after he showed a video of himself and Ludwig to friends.

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