Former North Dakota teacher who pleaded guilty to sex crime with teen gets 60 days in jail


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BISMARCK, North Dakota — A former Bismarck middle school teacher who admitted she had sex with a ninth-grader will spend 60 days in prison.

South Central District Court Judge Bruce Romanick has ruled that 35-year-old Susan Duursma won't have to register as a sex offender.

Duursma was charged in September with three counts of felony corruption or solicitation of a minor. Authorities say she had sexual contact with the then-15-year-old male student from March 2013 to July 2013.

She pleaded guilty in May to one count of abuse of a child.

Duursma received a six-year suspended prison sentence and five years of supervised release. She apologized to the teenager's

Duursma was a physical education teacher at Wachter Middle School. She resigned in February after school district officials suspended her without pay in November.

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