Ex-Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault Of Teenage Student

A former Central Texas teacher will spend some time in jail and a decade on probation after pleading guilty to sexual assault Thursday in an incident involving a 15-year-old student.

Lisa Wagnon (Jail photo)

SALADO (June 20, 2013)—Former Salado Intermediate School teacher Lisa Marie Wagnon, 48, will spend 30 days in jail and a decade on deferred adjudication probation after pleading guilty Thursday to sexual assault in an incident involving a 15-year-old student.

Under the terms of the plea deal, Wagnon must register as a sex offender and surrender her teaching certificate.

The deferred adjudication means that if Wagnon successfully completes the term of probation, a conviction won’t appear on her record.

Wagnon was indicted in January for sexual assault and improper relationship between educator and student.

She turned herself in on Oct. 25, 2012, to Travis County sheriff's deputies in Austin after a warrant was issued for her arrest.

The warrant stemmed from an investigation that started on Oct. 22, 2012 after the student told Salado Independent School District administrators that he was having a sexual relationship with a teacher.

Salado School Superintendent Dr. Michael Novotny at the time said Wagnon resigned the next day after working for the district for 12 years.

He said she taught at Salado Intermediate School, although the district's Website listed her as a dyslexia specialist at Thomas Arnold Elementary School.

He said after learning of the allegation he immediately called the sheriff's office and Child Protective Services.

"Another student had actually reported it first then that's when we brought in the student that allegedly was involved," Novotny said at the time.

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