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Brunswick Co. teacher charged with having sex with student marries him

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) -- A former Brunswick County teacher charged with having sex with a student pleaded guilty last month to a lesser charge after she married the victim, preventing the state from compelling him to testify against her, a prosecutor said this week.

Leah Gayle Shipman, 42, pleaded guilty Dec. 20 to misdemeanor resisting a public officer.

Court records indicate that on Jan. 19, 2011, she divorced her husband of 19 years, and on Jan. 25, 2011, Shipman married student Johnnie Ray Ison in Brunswick County after obtaining a marriage license from Columbus County. According to the Columbus County register of deeds office, Ison was 17 at the time of the marriage, and his mother, Susan Wilson, signed the paperwork allowing him to marry.

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