Sentencing delayed for ex-Hamilton teacher, coach who pleaded guilty to sex crime

Sentencing for a former Hamilton High School teacher and volleyball coach who had sexual contact with a student has been moved to the end of the month.

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Hilary Dattilo, 30, of Monroe, was charged in January with sexual battery, a third-degree felony and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor.

In May, she took a plea deal, pleading guilty to gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony.

Dattilo faces a maximum of 18 months in prison. Her sentencing, which had been scheduled for Tuesday, is now set for July 31, according to court records.

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The crime involved a female student and an encounter that occurred off school property last fall, according to Hamilton police.

Dattilo, of Monroe, turned herself in to police in January after her indictment. She has been free on $5,000 bond.

Police said parents reported a possible inappropriate relationship between Dattilo and the student to a school staff member, and police began an investigation.

Dattilo was placed on unpaid leave by the district when the investigation began.

Hamilton Superintendent Larry Knapp confirmed to the Journal-News on Tuesday that Dattilo is no longer employed with the district, and a letter received from the state said her teaching license has been revoked.

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