A Chicago high school teacher received just 30 months of probation after pleading guilty to abusing a student at her home.
According to reports, 30-year-old Amber Kraus, who has taught at Grant Community High School for eight years, was first hit with sexual assault allegations last October.
The student, 16, told police that he had exchanged “inappropriate photos” with Kraus and had sex with the teacher at her house.
The former teacher admitted to having “some sexual contact with the teen” but not sexual intercourse.
The school sent a letter to parents, calling it an “isolated incident that occurred away from campus and involved no other students.”
Grant resigned from her job in October and was released on $100,000 bond after she was arrested.
The teacher was initially charged, and pleaded not guilty, to criminal sexual assault and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and would have faced three to seven years in prison if convicted.
She ultimately pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
She had been sentenced to 30 months of probation, 150 hours of community service, sex offender treatment, and must make a $500 donation to the Lake County Child Advocacy Center.
Just a couple of months before this incident, another Chicago teacher was accused of having sex with a student in her car.
In that case, Chicago Vocational Career Academy teacher Bridgette Miller was accused of having sex with a 17-year-old boy twice, one in her car and once inside the school.
Police also found that the two exchanged inappropriate text messages.