Teacher Sentenced to 2nd Degree Sexual Abuse
Former Centre Elementary School teacher 36-year-old Leah Garmany was charged in count two of a Second Degree Sexual Abuse indictment and entered the plea in Cherokee County Circuit Court before Judge Jeremy Taylor on Wednesday of this week. As part of the plea agreement, count one of the indictment, Electronic Solicitation of a Child, was dismissed. On the Sexual Abuse Second Degree charge the judge imposed a 12 month sentence – which was suspended for 24 months; if Garmany fails to abide by the guidelines put forth, she will then have to return to jail and serve a full year. Additionally Garmany is required to register within sixty days pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Garmany resigned her tenured position as a teacher following her arrest in February of this year.