Former teacher gets 7 years for sex with boy

Posted at 12:20 AM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 08:15:00-04

A former Greeley teacher accused of having sex with a middle school student between 40 and 50 times over the course of a year has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Prosecutors with the Weld County District Attorney's Office say 25-year-old Katerina Bardos was sentenced Tuesday after previously pleading guilty to felony child abuse and attempting to commit sexual assault on a child.

Bardos was a teacher when she formed a relationship with a then 12-year-old boy, then fostered a close relationship with his mother and sisters.

Prosecutors say the teacher's actions turned criminal in 2014 when she initiated an intimate relationship under the guise of being the boy's mentor.

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