A 19-year-old sex offender who was attending Prairie High School in Vancouver pleaded guilty to child rape for having sex with a 14-year-old student.

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A 19-year-old sex offender who was attending Prairie High School in Vancouver pleaded guilty to child rape for having sex with a 14-year-old student.

Jeremiah C. Thompson faces about a year in prison when he is sentenced Sept. 7 in Clark County Superior Court.

The Columbian reports ( http://is.gd/7hScBk) he pleaded guilty Aug. 8 in a plea deal with prosecutors who dropped an aggravating factor that could have given him a longer sentence.

Thompson was a senior in April when he had sex with the girl, who was two years younger than Washington’s age of consent, which is 16.

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The school staff knew of Thompson’s criminal history but they said privacy laws prevented them from telling parents.

Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com

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