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Ex-Shelbyville ISD teacher who had sex with underage student going to prison

(Source: KTRE Staff) (Source: KTRE Staff)
Johanna Vickers (Source: Shelby County Jail) Johanna Vickers (Source: Shelby County Jail)
CENTER, TX (KTRE) -

A Shelby County court met Monday morning for the official sentencing of the former Shelbyville ISD teacher who was convicted on 17 of 18 counts for having a sexual relationship with an underage student.

Seth Johnson, Johanna Vickers' defense attorney, has requested that the judge in the case consolidate some of the charges.

On April 4, a jury sentenced Johanna Vickers, 37, to three years in prison for each of the 17 charges she was found guilty of last week. However, she will be serving the sentences concurrently, or at the same time. Following Monday's hearing, Vickers will start her prison sentenced immediately.

Vickers was found guilty on 17 of 18 charges against her on March 31. For the purpose of the trial, the 18 charges were consolidated into six felony charges.
Vickers pleaded guilty to three second-degree felony improper relationship between an educator and student charges before the jury began to hear testimony in the guilt/innocence phase. The jury trial was to determine her guilt or innocence in regard to the sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child charges.

At the time of the allegations, Vickers was an employee of Shelbyville ISD. She had previously been employed by Corrigan-Camden ISD. According to an earlier press release, an investigation was started after Shelbyville ISD received phone calls on May 8, 2015 about the allegations. The district worked with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office to start an investigation.

"This case might not have ever happened if there had not have been Facebook, text, and video chats. I think the advent of social media makes this sort of situation easier to happen," said Shires. 

Johnson said he did not find an appellate ruling concerning this case, and that it had unique elements.

The judge said count five and six will be merged with count four for improper relationship between teacher and student.

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