GENESEO – A former Fulton High School teacher and baseball coach was sentenced to 10 years for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student between May and July 2015, while he was a math teacher at Geneseo High School.
Jayme K. Farrell, 33, of Morrison, was sentenced to two 5-year terms, to run consecutively, for aggravated criminal sexual abuse. As part of a plea agreement, six other counts were dismissed.
He also must register as a sex offender, and likely will lose his teaching license.
At his sentencing June 20, Henry County State’s Attorney Matt Schutte told the court that Farrell admitted to having a relationship with the girl, whom he was tutoring, and that he continued the relationship even after learning she was 17.
Farrell taught for 2 years at Fulton High School, where he had also been a student, before being hired by Geneseo in August 2013. He also was an assistant football, freshman baseball and varsity baseball coach at GHS.
He was arrested in Morrison on Dec. 20, 6 days after the investigation began.