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VIDEO: Agreement changes Nancy Smith’s sentence in Head Start molestation case to time served


ELYRIA — Nancy Smith isn’t going back to prison.

On Tuesday, the 56-year-old former Head Start bus driver reached a deal with prosecutors that removed the 30-to-90-year prison sentence that has loomed over her since Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge released her from prison in 2009.

Visiting Judge Virgil Sinclair, who approved the sentencing agreement, reduced Smith’s sentence to 12 years in prison and gave her credit for time served.

Since she has already served nearly 15 years behind bars, Smith won’t have to return to prison to serve any more time.

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