Guilty! Kelly Laker, Plainwell, Michigan (arrested May 2013)

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    Kelly Laker, 61, special education teacher at Plainwell High School, Plainwell Community Schools, Plainwell, Michigan, "inappropriate relationship with a student"

    WWMT: Investigation into sexual misconduct at West Michigan High School (June 2 2013)

    While school leaders still will not confirm the name of the teacher, Newschannel 3 has learned a man by the name of Kelly Laker was booked in the Allegan County Jail Thursday. The name and age matches a teacher by the name of Kelly Laker at Plainwell High School, who according to the school's website is the chair of the special education department. The Kelly Laker lodged at the county jail Thursday was arrested for second degree criminal sexual conduct and released on a $25,000 bond.

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    WOOD TV: Student: High school teacher wanted sex --Police charge Plainwell HS special ed teacher (June 3 2013)

    According to a probable cause hearing, Laker was seen kissing the forehead of one of his students as he consoled her in a back room attached to his classroom ... The student told the interviewing police officer that Laker would console her because she had test-taking anxiety. The student would show up before school and would begin to work on homework. Laker would allegedly kiss her on the lips during that time in the back room. Laker allegedly picked up the student and would tell her to wrap her legs around him and French kiss him. Laker also allegedly would take the student's hand and placed it on his private area ... Laker also allegedly told the student that he wanted to have sex with her and wrote the date "12-12-2014" on the whiteboard, the student's graduation date, and told her he wanted to have sleep with her then. The girl's mother also allegedly found romantic letters written from Laker to her daughter in her daughter's bedroom.
     
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    Fox 17: Teacher Sent Romantic Letters & Kissed Student, According to Testimony (June 3 2013)

    During a probable cause hearing, a Plainwell Public Safety investigator said that during the student’s interview with police the student stated it all started when she had test anxiety. She told police [Kelly] Laker would console her, kissing her on the forehead and lips, she said it would happen in the backroom. Police say she also told them Laker asked if she would have sex with him. Plainwell Police say the girl’s mom told them she found romantic letters from Laker to her daughter.​
     
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    CW 7: Details emerge about teacher accused of inappropriate relationship with student (June 3 2013)

    “I was called to Plainwell High School to investigate inappropriate touching between student – name withheld – and special education teacher Kelly Laker,” said Det. Barley at the hearing. Det. Barley said it began when the student had anxiety over taking tests. Police say Laker would comfort her, kissing her forehead, and from there it progressed. “Mr. Laker would kiss ** on the lips and forehead when no one was around,” said Det. Barley, “** stated he would pick her up and tell her to wrap her legs around him and would French kiss her.”

    According to the testimony there’s also written evidence. “Mrs. ** had discovered romantic letters from Mr. Laker to **,” said Det. Barley. “These letters were discovered in her bedroom, hidden.”

    Laker is also facing a count of obstructing justice. Police say he called the student before her interview with police and told her to deny the relationship.

    “Mr. Laker asked ** if she would have sex with him, he wanted to be her first,” said Det. Barley. The detective also said that Laker wrote the date 12-12-14 on the whiteboard. That was the date the student would graduate. Police say Laker told her that’s when they would have sex.
     
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    Fox 17 : Plainwell Teacher Arrested; Accused Of Sexual Misconduct (June 2 2013)

    A teacher at Plainwell High School was arrested on Thursday afternoon and is expected to be charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct and Obstruction of Justice. It’s in connection with an alleged relationship with a student. FOX 17 discovered that the teacher arrested is Kelly Laker.
     
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    WIN: Authorities say Plainwell special education director faces charges (June 3 2013)

    The director of Special Education in Plainwell Schools is expected to be arraigned today on a felony count for “misconduct with a student”. The district sent a message to parents Friday stating that a teacher has been on administrative leave since March 15th. They waited until Friday because the teacher, Kelly Laker, said to be a 15-year veteran of the school district, was not arrested until Thursday.
     
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    WWMT: Details emerge about teacher accused of inappropriate relationship with student (June 3 2013)

    “I was called to Plainwell High School to investigate inappropriate touching between student – name withheld – and special education teacher Kelly Laker,” said Det. Barley at the hearing. Det. Barley said it began when the student had anxiety over taking tests. Police say Laker would comfort her, kissing her forehead, and from there it progressed. “Mr. Laker would kiss ** on the lips and forehead when no one was around,” said Det. Barley, “** stated he would pick her up and tell her to wrap her legs around him and would French kiss her.” According to the testimony there’s also written evidence. “Mrs. ** had discovered romantic letters from Mr. Laker to **,” said Det. Barley. “These letters were discovered in her bedroom, hidden.” Laker is also facing a count of obstructing justice. Police say he called the student before her interview with police and told her to deny the relationship. “Mr. Laker asked ** if she would have sex with him, he wanted to be her first,” said Det. Barley. The detective also said that Laker wrote the date 12-12-14 on the whiteboard. That was the date the student would graduate. Police say Laker told her that’s when they would have sex.
     
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    Huffington Post: Kelly Laker, Michigan Special Education Teacher, Accused Of Kissing Student, Asking For Sex (June 4 2013)

    A Michigan teacher [Kelly Laker] accused of inappropriate conduct with a special education student allegedly wrote her love letters and planned to take her virginity after she graduated, according to NBC affiliate WOOD-TV ... In a probable cause hearing, Plainwell Department of Public Safety Detective John Varley testified that the student told police that Laker had kissed her on the lips on multiple occasions during before-school homework help sessions, when no one was around. The victim also told police that Laker had asked her to have sex. She said he had written her graduation date on a white board and told her that he wanted to have sex with her after she graduated. In a video of a probable cause hearing obtained by WOOD, Varley said Laker told the victim that "he wanted to be her first." The girl's mother reportedly found romantic letters written by Laker in her daughter's bedroom, according to police. Varley testified that the "letters were discovered in her bedroom, hidden," according to WWMT.
     
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    Examiner: Plainwell teacher arrested for sexual misconduct against special needs student (June 4 2013)

    Plainwell teacher, Kelly Laker, 61, was recently arrested and charged with second degree criminal sexual conduct and obstruction of justice for an inappropriate relationship he was having with a special needs student. This investigation was kept quiet until the end of May 2013, when school officials released statements to the parents of the other students. New details emerged Monday, June 3, 2013, providing more information about what is taking place in the investigation.
     
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    Fox News: Former special ed teacher pleads no contest in Michigan sex case (Dec 12 2013)

    A former teacher [Kelly Laker] has pleaded no contest in a sex case involving a special education student at a southwestern Michigan high school ... The plea agreement this week knocks down those charges to two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, misdemeanors with a maximum sentence of two years.
     
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    MLive: Former Plainwell teacher Kelly Laker pleads no contest in sex abuse case involving student (Dec 11 2013)

    [Kelly] Laker, 61, was initially charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct, felonies with a potential prison sentence of up to 15 years. The plea agreement knocks those charges down to two counts of fourth-degree CSC, misdemeanors with a maximum sentence of two years. He is scheduled for sentencing at 1 p.m. Feb. 10 before Judge Kevin Cronin. The court files did not indicate a sentencing recommendation from the Allegan County Prosecutor's Office.
     
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    WWMT: Former teacher sentenced for relationship with special ed student (Mar 21 2014)

    61-year-old Kelly Laker was sentenced to one year in jail in an Allegan Court. He will also serve five years of probation. He entered a no contest plea after being charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual misconduct. Those are misdemeanors which carry a maximum sentence of two years.
     
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    Fox 17: Former Teacher Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Special Needs Student (Mar 22 2014)

    Former Plainwell High School teacher Kelly Laker was almost immediately taken into custody after the judge read his sentence on Friday. Laker had been out on bond, but will now spend the next year behind bars ... Laker pleaded guilty to two counts of 4th Degree Sexual Misconduct.
    The victim spoke to the judge on Friday, saying Mr. Laker used to pull her into the closet and make her kiss him on the lips. The victim also broke down crying saying that she still has nightmares about the incidents. The victim’s mother read quotes from the romantic letters Laker wrote, saying that his heart would beat faster when the victim walked into the classroom, and it was like a dream he never wanted to end ... So far, he owes the victim over $2,000 in restitution.