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Ex-teacher who had sex with student gets 5 years of probation

Former Elk River high school English teacher Matthew Ellsworth of St. Paul, who admitted to a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, has been sentenced to five years of probation. He told a judge they could not help falling in love. The girl, who has since turned 18, said, "I want everyone to know that this (prosecution) was not my choice. I was not victimized."
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Former Elk River high school English teacher Matthew Ellsworth of St. Paul, who admitted to a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, has been sentenced to five years of probation. He told a judge they could not help falling in love. The girl, who has since turned 18, said, "I want everyone to know that this (prosecution) was not my choice. I was not victimized."

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