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A LES­BIAN teacher who ad­mit­ted sex­u­ally abus­ing a 16-year-old fe­male stu­dent has been spared prison.

Nina Scott was sen­tenced to three months to 23 months in jail.

But the 28-year-old will only have to serve the min­i­mum por­tion of her sen­tence on elec­tronic home mon­i­tor­ing un­der a plea deal.

Scott was a teacher at The Vil­lage in Rose­mont, Penn­syl­va­nia, prior to her ar­rest in Jan­uary on more than 70 counts, in­clud­ing 34 counts each of in­sti­tu­tional sex­ual as­sault of a mi­nor and cor­rup­tion of mi­nors.

She en­gaged in numer­ous sex­ual en­coun­ters with the stu­dent at Scott’s home, at the school and in lo­cal parks be­tween Fe­bru­ary and Oc­to­ber 2016.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion be­gan af­ter what PLEA DEAL: Scott dodged jail po­lice de­scribed as “love let­ters” were found in the ju­ve­nile’s room at the child-care fa­cil­ity for kids with trauma and be­hav­iour prob­lems, where Scott had been a teacher since Oc­to­ber 2015.

Scott re­ferred to the vic­tim as “her girl­friend” in the let­ters and de­tailed some ar­eas of their re­la­tion­ship.

Po­lice then be­came aware of the al­le­ga­tions and ar­rested Scott.

In ad­di­tion to the elec­tronic home mon­i­tor­ing, Scott was given five years of con­sec­u­tive sex of­fender pro­ba­tion and or­dered not to have any con­tact with the stu­dent.

She will also be eval­u­ated by the state Sex­ual Of­fend­ers As­sess­ment Board to de­ter­mine whether she meets the cri­te­ria for a sex­u­ally vi­o­lent preda­tor, which may trig­ger an­other hear­ing.

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