Andrea Baber will spend 20 months in prison and will be added to the sex offender registry

By Steve Helling
February 11, 2019 04:23 PM
Douglas Co. Sheriffs Office

An Oregon teacher has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for the third-degree rape of a 15-year-old student.

Andrea Baber, 30, pleaded guilty to six counts of contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor and three counts of third-degree rape, PEOPLE confirms.

As part of the plea deal, she will serve two years of post-prison supervision after her prison sentence. She must also register as a sex offender.

Baber had been an English teacher at Logos Christian Academy in Springfield prior to her December 2017 arrest. At the time of her arrest, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office issued a press statement saying Baber had initiated a sexual relationship with the student in 2016 that continued “on a regular basis” and involved Baber providing the teen with marijuana and alcohol.

Police were made aware of the relationship after the victim’s father called investigators. According to police, the victim’s family members received an anonymous email suggesting that the teen and Baber had been intimate. The email allegedly contained several photo attachments showing the teacher in bed with the teen.

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Court documents obtained by PEOPLE at the time stated that on Dec. 5, Baber and the student were caught in bed by Baber’s husband. He made a report to Child Protective Services, according to the affidavit.

Baber was originally charged with rape, sodomy, contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, online sexual corruption of a minor and unlawful delivery of marijuana to a person under 18 years of age. Under the plea agreement, many of the charges were dropped.

Baber has been booked into the Douglas County Jail, PEOPLE confirms. She will spend her 20-month prison center in a facility within the Oregon Department of Corrections.