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Former Maple Grove teacher on probation for student relationship

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A former Maple Grove teacher and softball coach has been sentenced for having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student.

Jessica Mercedes Chase, 36, of Coon Rapids was convicted Friday and will serve three years of supervised probation, according to court documents.

Chase was charged in September, accused of texting the girl about "kissing, cuddling and touching." In another text, Chase reportedly said, "I want you to 50 shades me."

The complaint says the educator talked about touching the student's buttocks, and admitting to kissing the teen an touching her inner thigh.

Authorities also note references to Chase visiting the girl's parents' home in Maple Grove.

Their relationship started in June and ended later the next month, according to the charges. In July, police heard something might be going on between the student and the teacher.

KSTP says school officials confirmed that Chase had been employed with the district from August 2014 to July 2015. She worked at the Maple Grove Senior High as a math teacher and assistant softball coach.

Authorities say Chase and the victim had known each other for more than a year and a half. During that time, Chase is said to have tutored the teenager and directly coached her for a week.

Chase pleaded guilty to fourth degree sexual misconduct in December, KSTP reports.

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