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      Substitute teacher sentenced for having sex with student

      Jerry Love, 34, of Galivants Ferry has been sentenced for having sex with a 16-year-old girl, according to the Horry County Solicitor's Office.

      Love was sentenced to five years in prison, suspended to six months, as well as five years probation after pleading guilty to to Sexual Battery with a Student.

      Love was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on Wednesday and will be held there until he is transferred to state prison, according to the Solicitor's Office.

      Horry County police charged Love in March 2013 with Engaging Child Under 18 for Sexual Performance.

      He was a substitute teacher at Aynor High School.

      The 16-year-old girl says it started when she and Love were on their way back from a church activity when she rubbed his leg and touched his private area by mistake. Love told her he liked it, according to the police report.

      The two were involved in a sexual relationship since May 2012, the girl said.