Ex-teacher sentenced in relationship with teen



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FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A former teacher and basketball coach from Kaysville has been sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison for a sexual relationship with his former student.

Thirty-four-year-old Stephen Paul Niedzwiecki on Thursday was ordered to concurrent sentences for two counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor and two counts of unlawful sexual activity with a 16- or 17-year-old. He originally faced counts of forcible sodomy, attempted rape and forcible sexual abuse.

The 17-year-old victim told police the sexual abuse began in 2011, after she finished ninth grade at Jefferson Academy in Kaysville. She said the abuse continued until the fall of 2012.

Prosecutors have said they settled on reduced charges because Niedzwiecki was no longer the girl's teacher at the time the relationship turned sexual.

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