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      Former public school teacher sentenced for sex assault

      Lisa Placek is sentenced Wednesday for sexually assaulting a student.

      A former Traverse City Area Public School teacher who admitted to sexually assaulting a student was sentenced to a minimum of 23 months in prison Wednesday. She could spend a maximum of ten years.

      Lisa Placek pleaded guilty earlier this month to one-count of Criminal Sexual Conduct/Assault with Intent to Commit Sexual Penetration.

      During the sentencing Placek told the judge she "failed victim as a teacher and a mentor."

      Placek assaulted a 15-year-old boy off school grounds during Christmas break. She taught Language Arts and French at TCAPS, as well as coached volleyball.