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SC teacher accused of sleeping with student, pleads guilty

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Carol Ann Hope, 38, of Hartsville, pleaded guilty in Horry County court Wednesday to criminal sexual conduct with a minor.  She taught in Chesterfield County but lived in Darlington County. 

In 2011, she was accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy she tutored.  The sex acts took place at an Horry County hotel between March 1 and May 31 of that year.  Hope was in court Wednesday for those charges. She will be required to register as a sex offender when she's released from prison in two years. 

SLED arrest warrants, also indicate sex acts between Hope and the teen took place between March 1 and Oct. 31 at Hope's residence in Darlington County. 

Hope taught seventh-grade math at New Heights Middle School in Jefferson.

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