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Durham teacher's aide pleads guilty to sex with 10-year-old student

Gina Marie Watring, who taught at Durham's Creekside Elementary School, pleaded guilty Thursday to having sex with a 10-year-old student.

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DURHAM, N.C. — Gina Marie Watring, who was a teacher's aide at Durham's Creekside Elementary School, pleaded guilty Thursday to having sex with a 10-year-old student.

She was sentenced to up to six and a half years in jail, following by three years probation.

Watring, of 106 Cricket Ground, was arrested in April 2009 on charges including first-degree kidnapping, felony child abduction, rape of a child by an adult offender, sex offense with a student and indecent liberties with a child.

The boy told investigators the couple had intercourse twice at her home, according to court documents. School officials also discovered sexually charged text messages between the two.

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