Ex-school leader gets 1year for sexual misconduct

Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio – A former Ohio school superintendent has been sentenced to one year in jail after earlier pleading guilty to a sexual conduct charge in Michigan involving a former student decades ago.

A judge in Michigan’s Lenawee County on Thursday also ordered Patrick Hickey to spend five years on probation.

Hickey said before the sentenced was handed down that he had been sexually abused by a relative and that he has gotten help and hasn’t victimized anyone else.

His plea deal required him to acknowledge to groping a teenager.

Hickey resigned in March from the Washington Local Schools board in Toledo after being charged.

A woman told investigators she had sex with Hickey during the late 1980s when she was 14 and he was a teacher in Addison, Michigan.