BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma -- A former Bartlesville school teacher charged with rape and sodomy involving a 16-year-old student in 2010 pled guilty in court Wednesday.
Jeffrey Wade, 47, was scheduled to be arraigned on the charges in Washington County district court, but instead pled guilty to charges of forcible sodomy, oral sodomy and 2nd degree rape.
The judge sentenced Wade to 15 years in prison with five years to serve.
Wade resigned as a teacher at the district's Mid-High School in December. He had taught computer applications at the school when he was arrested by a sheriff's deputy following an incident on a county road November 4, 2010.