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Judge orders release of former teacher convicted of rape

COLBERT COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A Colbert County judge ordered the release of a former teacher convicted of rape and sodomy.

Amanda Watkins had sex with a teenager who was a former student. She taught at Sheffield Junior High School.

A judge sentenced Watkins to ten years in prison, but this week, a judge signed an order for her release. The order states that Watkins will be placed in the custody of Colbert County Community Corrections.

An attorney for Watkins stated the victim's family is okay with her release.

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