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Teacher pleads guilty to having sex with 17-year-old ex-student

November 29, 2012 | 10:26 pm

 Kelly McKenzy Watson.A San Diego County high school teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to having sex with a former 17-year-old student.

Kelly McKenzy Watson, 34, met the teen while he was student in her class at New Haven residential school in Vista, according to a report on Fox 5 San Diego. The school works with troubled and at-risk teens.

The report quoted San Diego police who said Watson taught the boy from September 2010 to August 2011. 

Watson is free on $45,000 bail. She is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 6 and faces up to three years in state prison.

Watson's attorney described her as a highly respected special education teacher who has been in the profession for the last seven years.


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Photo: Kelly McKenzy Watson. Credit: Fox 5 San Diego