Former Petal teacher pleads guilty to sexual battery

Published: Nov. 18, 2008 at 5:34 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2008 at 9:04 PM CST
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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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