Substitute trainer sentenced to jail for sexual intercourse assault of pupil

GRAND HAVEN — In a Grand Haven courtroom Monday, former West Ottawa Community Schools’ substitute teacher Jill Edstrom was sentenced to 18 months in a Michigan jail for the sexual assault of a high school student.

Edstrom, 51, of Park Township, sexually assaulted a 16-12 months-aged scholar past calendar year while doing work as a extensive-term substitute teacher, principally for particular instruction learners, at West Ottawa Large College.

At a sentencing listening to Monday, Judge Jon Hulsing purchased Edstrom to serve at least 18 months and up to 15 a long time in the Michigan Department of Corrections. Edstrom will also have to register as a intercourse offender upon her launch from jail.

Ottawa County Sheriff’s Workplace detectives’ investigation found Edstrom and the scholar had a close connection for months, Edstrom typically providing the student rides dwelling from university.