Teacher charged with having sex with student marries him, preventing his testimony

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'A former Brunswick County teacher charged with having sex with a student pleaded guilty last month to a lesser charge after she married the victim, preventing the state from compelling him to testify against her, a prosecutor said this week.

Leah Gayle Shipman, 42, pleaded guilty Dec. 20 to misdemeanor resisting a public officer.

Shipman was a married Brunswick County Academy teacher when she was arrested in January 2009 on charges of sexual offense with a student, statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a student. Shipman was immediately suspended from her job and her contract wasn't renewed.'