Teacher Who Cartwheeled Sans Underwear Pleads Guilty

Lacey Sponsler won't have to register as a sex offender, though
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 27, 2017 2:47 PM CDT
This Jan. 31, 2017, booking photo provided by the Osage County Sheriff's Office shows Lacey Sponsler.   (Osage County Sheriff's Office via AP)

(Newser) – A former substitute teacher in Oklahoma who exposed herself to students when she did a cartwheel while wearing a long skirt but no underwear has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge. Lacey Sponsler pleaded guilty Monday to assault after the charge was reduced from indecent exposure. She was given a two-year suspended sentence and can't teach for two years, the AP reports. She will not have to register as a sex offender. Sponsler declined comment.

Defense attorney Nathan Milner told KTUL that Sponsler believes the incident was "blown out of proportion" and is glad the case is over. Sponsler was charged in February after allegedly performing a cartwheel in which she exposed herself during a high school choir class in Pawhuska. KTUL reported in early February that she said she was "just dancing" with the students at the time. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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