By Ed Galucki
Stacy Stracener, 36, of Cabot, a former teacher at Cabot Junior High School North, accepted a guilty plea agreement Dec. 14 that will include six years in the Arkansas Department of Correction for sexual contact with a student. Stracener was charged Feb. 13 with 11 counts of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of second-degree sexual assault — the charges were for incidents from Oct. 1, 2011 through Jan. 31, 2012.
The agreement is to 180 months in ADC with 108 months suspended leaving 72 months to serve.
The agreement requires Stracener to register as a sex offender, and imposes a permanent no-contact order with the minor victim or the victim’s family members.
Stracener was also levied $150 court costs, $20 booking fee, $45 jail support fee, $250 DNA fee and $250 sexual offender registration fee.
Prosecuting attorney Chuck Graham said Friday that Stracener’s sentencing is set for 9 a.m., Jan. 22, 2013.
According to a Feb. 13 Cabot Police Department press release, Stracener was arrested Feb. 13 after an investigation of a report from Cabot School District of sexual contact with a student by a school employee. Stracener’s bond hearing was Feb. 14 before Circuit Court Judge Philip T. Whiteaker where bonds totaling $25,000 were set.
Stracener was dismissed from her teaching job by the Cabot School Board during its March meeting. She did not challenge the decision.