SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A former Holyoke middle school teacher on probation for having a sex with a 15-year-old student has been jailed for 18 months for having contact with the teenager in violation of her probation conditions.
Lisa Lavoie (luh-VOY') was sent to jail Wednesday by a judge who ignored the pleas of the now 18-year-old man who asked she be spared time behind bars.
The 27-year-old Lavoie and the boy ran away to West Virginia in 2009.
She pleaded guilty in 2011 to statutory rape and was given probation by a judge who said he did not consider her a sexual predator.
The teen was caught hiding in a closet in her apartment in March.
The Republican (http://bit.ly/KMlEj7 ) reports that Lavoie's lawyer argued for dismissal of the violation because the boy is now 18.
Information from: The Springfield Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/
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