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      Former teacher will spend up to 15 years in prison for assaulting student

      Janet Brown, a former teacher with the Mecosta-Osceola Intermediate School District, was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.

      Janet Brown, a former teacher with the Mecosta-Osceola Intermediate School District, was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison Friday.

      In March, a jury found Brown guilty of one count of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree and one count of criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree.

      Brown, 34, sexually assaulted a 16-year-old boy at a private school for troubled teens in November, 2012. School officials said the assault took place after school hours on school property.

      Brown will serve a minimum sentence of 36 months.