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Former Liberty High teacher accused of sexual relationship with 16-year-old takes plea deal

Posted at 2:57 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 18:43:16-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On Friday, a former Liberty High School teacher took a plea deal regarding a sexual relationship he was having with a 16-year-old.

Jeffrey Hicks plead no contest to a misdemeanor charge of engaging in lewd conduct with a minor. A second charge of annoying a child under 18 was dismissed.

The terms of the plea deal include probation, he will be required to register as a sex offender, he must also complete 250 hours of community service and he is ordered by the judge to stay away from the teenager he was having a relationship with.

Hicks will remain out of custody until his sentencing which is scheduled for September 4.