Former LHS teacher pleads guilty to sex with student
Meredith Kane, 24, was in her first year of teaching at LHS when she was arrested
A former Lawrence High School teacher pleaded guilty Monday to one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a student in Douglas County District Court.
Meredith Kane, 24, who was in her first year of teaching at LHS, was arrested March 16 for having sexual relations with the 15-year-old boy.
Prosecutors said the acts occurred between August and mid-March.
“During that time period, I did have sexual intercourse (with the victim) in Douglas County,” Kane told Judge Stephen Six.
Another count of aggravated indecent liberties and two counts of criminal sodomy were dismissed.
“We agreed to take a plea in the matter,” said District Attorney Charles Branson. “Simply put, she plead guilty to the most severe charge she could plea to. We’re pretty happy getting a guilty plea to the primary offense.”
Kane could face 55 to 247 months in prison. Her attorney, James Rumsey, asked for access to the victim’s psychological records. A hearing set for 9 a.m. July 23 will determine whether or not he will have access to those files.
Kane’s sentencing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 12.