Former Belvidere North teacher Jenee Blackert has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to criminal sexual assault.
Blackert is accused of having sexual relations with a 17-year-old student. The incidents with a female student occurred in 2013, according to investigators.
She was sentenced Monday to four years in prison and three years to natural life of supervised release. Blackert must also register as a sex offender.
Three other charges were dropped against Blackert after she agreed to a plea deal. Blackert has been taken in to custody and will begin serving her sentence.
The Boone County State’s Attorney’s Office says they take the matter very seriously, especially when someone is entrusted to take care of students.