Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Former Jasper teacher's aide may be released next month
Janice Rusk, 44, who pleaded guilty to statutory rape and statutory sodomy charges for having sex with a student, was ordered by Judge David Dally to be put into an SOAU (Sex Offenders Assessment Unit) which requires her to successfully go through a treatment program during her time at the correctional center in Vandalia. Upon the successful completion of the program, Dally has the option to release her after 120 days shock time.
A letter to the court dated May 26 from Rusk's attorney, Erica Mynarich, says that Rusk successfully completed the "You Are Somebody" prison fellowship program, enclosing a certificate which says that "Janice Rusk, a child of God, is hereby awarded the certificate of participation."