A former Omaha Public Schools teacher has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to sexual assault charges.
In April, 26 year old Morton Middle School teacher Amy Nowaczyk was arrested after a thirteen year old told police that he and Nowaczyk had sexual contact. The teen said that they had been having a sexual relationship for about eight months before her arrest. Prosecutors say the two had also exchanged messages and photos through OPS email, text and Snapchat with Nowaczyk even sending the boy a photo of her bare breasts.
Nowaczyk pleaded guilty to amended charges of of Attempted Sexual Assault of a Child and Enticement by Electronic Device, charges that carried a maximum of 50 years in prison. The former teacher originally faced charges of First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child, which carried a maximum of life in prison.
A Douglas County judge handed down a much lighter sentence on Friday, sentencing Nowaczyk to one to two years for the first charge and an additional year for the second charge. those sentences are to be served at the same time and is expected to be released in one year.