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Rusk gets seven years for sex crimes against students

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Updated March 16, 2015: Rusk will serve seven years for statutory rape and seven years for statutory sodomy. The sentences will be served concurrently.

Updated January 12, 2015:  Rusk withdrew her not guilty plea under a plea deal with Jasper County Prosecutor. Rusk is now charged and convicted of 2nd Degree Statutory Rape and 2nd Degree Statutory Sodomy. She was originally charged with 1st Degree. Rusk was fired as a Jasper High School teacher' aid in March 2014 when the investigation began. Rusk will be sentenced in March of this year.

4-15-2014:  Janice Lorene Rusk, 42, of Jasper, Missouri has been charged with one count each of statutory rape and statutory sodomy in an ongoing investigation by the Jasper County Sheriff's Office. The investigation began in March after the Sheriff's Office received information that Rusk, a former Jasper High School employee, had sexual contact with several students. Further charges are expected as the investigation progresses. Rusk was booked into the Jasper County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

The Charges for which the above were arrested are mere accusations and is not evidence of guilt. Evidence is support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

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