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  • Former Macks Creek teacher sentenced to five years in prison for rape of a student

  • A former English teacher who pleaded guilty to statutory rape was sentenced to five years in prison but could see an early release depending on the outcome of a report by the Missouri Department of Corrections.
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  • A former English teacher who pleaded guilty to statutory rape was sentenced to five years in prison but could see an early release depending on the outcome of a report by the Missouri Department of Corrections.
    Jenner Shaffer appeared in Camden County Circuit Court on June 10, before Judge Stan Moore. Shaffer had pleaded guilty in April. Moore sentenced Shaffer to five years on the rape charge. The charge carries a minimum of two years in prison or a maximum of seven.
    Shaffer was sentenced to sexual offender assessment unit where the Missouri Department of Corrections will evaluate him and prepare an assessment report for the judge.
    Depending on what's in the report, the judge can either decide to leave Shaffer in prison or an alternative would be to release him on probation.
    The allegations against Shaffer surfaced more than a year after he had left the employment of the Macks Creek School District.
    Shaffer was arrested and charged in Camden County in 2012. He had not taught at the school since May 2011.
    According to the arrest report from the Camden County Sheriff's Department, in August 2012, a Miller County deputy advised the sheriff's department that during an interview of a female subject, on an unrelated case, she made statements that her one-year-old child was conceived from a relationship with one of her former high school teachers.
    The victim advised that while she attended Macks Creek High School, she became involved with her English teacher during the 2010-2011 school year. During the relationship she became pregnant.
    She told investigators the teacher had later resigned from Macks Creek School.
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