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Ex-teacher accused of sex with students

WARREN — A 29-year-old Salem woman who taught at a Mahoning County technical school was arraigned on three counts of sexual battery.

Christina Sosbe of Mound Street, Salem, appeared Monday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court after she was picked up on the secret indictment by U.S. Marshals in North Carolina.

She pleaded not guilty to the charges before Judge Peter J. Kontos, who set a pretrial hearing for June 7.

Prosecutors said she is accused of having sex with former students who were juveniles at the time.

Sosbe posted a $25,000 bond in Lincoln County, N.C., and Kontos added the stipulation that she go free after enrolling in the county’s pretrial release program, where defendants are subject to random drug tests. If found guilty, she faces a possible maximum 54-month prison term.

The fourth-degree felonies stem from an investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the offenses occurred in Warren in December 2018.

A search of payroll records showed that Sosbe was employed by the Mahoning County Educational Service Center in 2019.

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