Former Michigan teacher sentenced to prison in sex case

Jamee Hiatt appears for sentencing in front of Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wilson Thursday in Jackson, Mich. Hiatt, a former Leslie teacher, was sentenced to three years to 20 years in prison for first degree criminal sexual conduct involving a student. (J. Scott Park/Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP)

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan teacher who admitted to having a sexual relationship with one of her students has been sentenced to prison.

Jamee Hiatt of Grass Lake told a Jackson County Circuit Court judge on Thursday that her actions “were inexcusable” and she “became out of control.”

The Jackson Citizen Patriot reported Judge Thomas Wilson ordered her to spend 3 to 20 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of monitoring as a sex offender.

The 32-year-old Hiatt earlier pleaded guilty to one count each of first-degree and third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Hiatt told the court that she began a sexual relationship with a student in 2014.

Last year, authorities also said she gave the student a gun that was believed to have been used in a Jackson shooting.