CO teacher accused of sex assault working out plea |

CO teacher accused of sex assault working out plea

DENVER (AP) — Authorities say a former Colorado high school teacher accused of having sex with a student won’t face sexual assault charges under a pending plea deal.

The Aspen Times reported Tuesday ( ) that the attorneys for 26-year-old Lauren Redfern and Eagle County District Attorney Mark Hurlbert confirmed that a plea deal is in the works.

Under the agreement, Redfern pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Her attorney says the plea is not an admission of having a sexual relationship with the student, who was 17 at the time. Redfern won’t face sexual assault charges in exchange for the plea.

A judge has to approve the plea. Redfern could face a deferred judgment and probation but not prison time.

She taught health and physical education. She resigned after the allegations.

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