The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

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July 30, 2013

Former teacher pleads in teen touching case

COUDERSPORT — A former northern Pennsylvania teacher faces sentencing next week after pleading no contest to charges she kissed two 17-year-old students and allowed them to fondle her.

The defense attorney for 37-year-old Kimberly Lake Smith, of Wellsboro, did not immediately return a call comment on the no contest pleas reported Tuesday by the Bradford Era.

Smith was a health and physical education teacher in the Galeton Area School District when she allegedly had the inappropriate contact with the boys between August 2010 and January 2012.

Potter County prosecutors dropped charges that she allegedly intimidated witnesses in exchange for Smith’s pleas earlier this month to charges of endangering the welfare of children and corruption of minors.

Her sentencing is set for Aug. 7.

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