CARLSBAD, N.M. - A Carlsbad woman accused of having sex with a student has been sentenced on a lesser charge.
33-year-old Melinda Bridges plead guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor last month.
She'll serve 17 months in state prison.
Bridges allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old student.
Police say bridges and the boy left New Mexico after being questioned in May of 2009 about the alleged affair.
They were found in Louisiana five days later.