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By Christopher Cadelago | May 8, 2010
DOWNTOWN – A former Burbank middle school teacher was sentenced Friday to two years in state prison after turning herself in to authorities for having sex with a 14-year-old student. Amy Beck, a 33-year-old former English and social science teacher at Jordan Middle School, pleaded no contest March 25 to charges of unlawful sex with a minor. A no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but is treated as such for sentencing purposes. Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Patrick Hegarty also ordered Beck to register as a sex offender for the charges that included one count each of unlawful sexual intercourse and committing a lewd act on a child.
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By Christopher Cadelago | May 7, 2010
DOWNTOWN – A former Burbank middle school teacher was sentenced Friday to two years in state prison after turning herself in to authorities for having sex with a 14-year-old student. Amy Beck, a 33-year-old former English and social science teacher at Jordan Middle School, pleaded no contest March 25 to charges of unlawful sex with a minor. A no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but is treated as such for sentencing purposes. A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge also ordered Beck to register as a sex offender for the charges that included one count each of unlawful sex with a minor and performing lewd acts on a minor.
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By Christopher Cadelago | April 5, 2010
CITY HALL — A counseling program serving thousands of troubled youths is expected to receive crucial funding for the 2010-11 fiscal year under a proposal approved this week by the City Council. On Tuesday, the council voted unanimously to set aside $250,000 for youth programming, with most of it expected to go to school-based counseling and support services offered through the Family Service Agency of Burbank. Parents, counselors and Burbank Unified School District officials lobbied on behalf of the school-based programs designed to address self-esteem, anger management, substance abuse and family issues.
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By Max Zimbert | March 27, 2010
BURBANK — Amy Beck, the former Burbank middle school teacher who turned herself in earlier this month for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old student, faces up to two years in state prison as part of a plea deal announced in court Thursday. Beck, a 33-year-old former English and social science teacher at Jordan Middle School, pleaded no contest in Los Angeles County Superior Court as part of a deal in which she faces up to two years in state prison, in addition to registering as a sex offender for two charges related to sex with a minor.
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By Max Zimbert | March 25, 2010
BURBANK — Amy Beck, the former Burbank middle school teacher who turned herself in earlier this month for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old student, faces up to two years in state prison as part of a plea deal announced in court on Thursday. Beck, a 33-year-old former English and social science teacher at Jordan Middle School, pleaded no contest Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court as part of a deal in which she faces up to two years in state prison, in addition to registering as a sex offender for two charges related to sex with a minor.
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By Max Zimbert | March 15, 2010
The former Jordan Middle School teacher who turned herself in for having sex with a 14-year-old student was transferred Thursday to a Los Angeles County jail in Lynwood, authorities said. Amy Beck, the 33-year-old Burbank Unified English and social science teacher, does not intend to post $175,000 bail as she continues to work with investigators, said her attorney, Michael Williamson. “My client is not making any admissions,” he said. “She’s voluntarily assisting and cooperating with the Burbank Police Department.
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March 13, 2010
When Jordan Middle School teacher Amy Beck turned herself in for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old student last year, the hammer of public and media scrutiny was harsh and swift. The story was picked up nationally as the public wondered how a seemingly well-liked and -respected teacher could stray so far off the legal and ethical path. Nevermind the very real impacts to student and teacher life at Burbank Unified School District, which, combined with impending layoff notices and the death of a 7-year-old student at home this week, has seen its share of battering.
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By Max Zimbert | March 10, 2010
[DEVELOPING] A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Wednesday postponed the arraignment of a Burbank Unified teacher accused of having sex with a 14-year-old student so that she can continue to work with authorities, her attorney said. Amy Beck, a 33-year-old teacher at Jordan Middle School, will remain in jail and is working with authorities as they investigate allegations that she had a sexual relationship with a student who was 14 at the time, her attorney, Michael Williamson, said.
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