Teacher admits to sexual contact with student

Medford, Ore.– A former Central Medford High School teacher pleads guilty to official misconduct with a student.

38 year-old Stephen Thomas Hackett appeared in court this morning.  Hackett admitted to engaging in inappropriate sexual contact with an 18 year old student from Central Medford High earlier this year.

Hackett’s lawyer says her client is embarrassed and ashamed of his behavior.  In a plea petition worked out with the DA’s office, Hackett is ordered to complete 40 hours of community service, have no contact with the victim, have no intoxicants for 24 months and pay restitution, fines and court fees.

Hackett has surrendered his teaching license.

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