A former Saratoga Springs Elementary school teacher will spend the next 15 years behind bars.
Elizabeth Barthelmas pleaded guilty to raping a former student who was just 10 years old at the time.
The unidentified victim, now in his early 20’s, spoke to the teacher in court.
The incidents happened in 2007 and 2008, when Barthelmas was a 5th grade teacher at Dorothy Nolan Elementary School.
Saratoga County Court Judge Jim Murphy told Barthelmas she violated the ultimate trust that a teacher has with a student.