Former principal sentenced to probation for having sex with student

CLEVELAND -  A former principal who pleaded guilty to having sex with a 17-year-old male student was sentenced to two years of community control sanctions, which includes supervision, sex offender counseling and possible additional counseling,  by Judge Stuart Friedman.

In July, Courtney Alfred pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual battery.

Alfred was the principal at Education Alternatives in Bedford.

At the sentencing hearing, the court heard from the victim's mother, the principal of Alfred's former school, Alfred's father and Alfred herself. She apologized for her actions and told the judge that she was getting counseling, adding that those actions would never happen again.

Bedford Deputy Police Chief Rick Suts said Alfred was arrested at the school this past spring after the victim, who is now 18, told police the two had a sexual relationship while he was a juvenile and a student at the school.

The teen also showed police a video clip he said was the two of them engaging in a sexual act. Police say the suspect’s face could not be seen but a tattoo visible on the video matched her tattoo.

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