A former teacher with the Petal School District, pleaded guilty in Forrest County Circuit Court today to sexual battery of a 16-year-old.
Judge Bob Helfrich sentenced Loni Folks to 12 years in prison with 12 years suspended. Folks is currently under 5 year post release supervision.
At the time of Folks' arrest the 16-year-old male was a foreign exchange student living with Folks and her husband.
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