Former Biloxi teacher will serve one year for rape charge

By WLOX Staff

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A former Biloxi teacher was sentenced Thursday to seven years for statutory rape, but she'll only spend a year in prison. Circuit Court Judge Clark suspended six years of Rebecca Bogard 's sentence.

Bogard was teaching at Biloxi's Alternative School at the time she was arrested. Authorities said she bought the teen a cell phone to communicate with him, but the pair was not involved on school property.

Bogard must also pay a $1,000 fine and register as a sex offender.

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