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Gaston County Assistant Principal Pleads Guilty To Sex With Student


GASTONIA — An assistant principal at a Gaston County school has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from accusations that she was having sex with a student earlier this year.

District Attorney Locke Bell confirmed that 34-year-old Lisa Renee Rothwell pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of felony sexual activity with a student. She received a suspended sentence of 10 to 21 months, and she will have to register as a sex offender for 30 years.

Rothwell was initially charged with six felony counts of sex offense with a student.

According to The Gaston Gazette, arrest warrants filed earlier this month accused Rothwell of having sexual intercourse and oral sex with a student six times between April and July.

Rothwell was an assistant principal at Stuart W. Cramer High School.