BELVIDERE, N.J. - A former middle-school teacher who sexually assaulted her female student has been spared additional jail time.
Keri Ann Brekne was sentenced Friday to seven years for several incidents that occurred in Warren County during 2007. That term will run concurrently with a 15-to-30-year term that Brekne, 29, is serving in Pennsylvania.
Brekne carried on a six-month sexual relationship with the Lopatcong Middle School student, who was 13 when the relationship started.
Brekne was arrested in January 2008 after the teen's parents found lurid text messages on a cell phone that Brekne gave her, and the girl told about incidents in New Jersey and at the teacher's home in Bethlehem, Pa. *