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Ex-Wis. teacher sentenced on sex charges

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MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- A former Wisconsin teacher and coach has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for inappropriate sexual relations with students at high schools where he taught.

Ryan Zellner also received 18 years extended probation Thursday.

The 33-year-old Zellner was arrested last year and convicted in January of 11 sex-related charges -- one for each of his 11 victims. The charges were based on inappropriate sexual relations Zellner had with students from Kiel, West De Pere and Green Bay Southwest high schools over the past eight years.

Zellner's attorney says Zellner accepted the plea agreement to spare his victims from testifying.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/mdiGGg ) Zellner has been jailed in Manitowoc County since April 2010.

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