Former Provine High teacher sentenced in sexual battery case

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Thursday, a former Provine High School teacher was sentenced in a sexual battery case against a minor.

Amber Turnage was sentenced to 15 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) with five years suspended. She will serve 10 years in prison and will have to register as a sex offender once she’s released.

The sentences will run concurrently and include credit for time served. Turnage was taken into custody immediately following sentencing

She was arrested in 2017. Prosecutors said she had a sexual relationship with a then 17-year-old student.

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