PATERSON - A judge has sentenced a female teacher in New Jersey to one year in jail and five years of probation for having sexual contact with a male student.

Kristin Leone choked back tears as she apologized, telling the judge what happened was completely out of character.

The 28-year-old was the 16-year-old's social studies teacher at Clifton High School in 2012.

Leone admitted the boy placed her hand on his genitals in school and she kept it there for her own gratification and she also placed her hand on his genitals at her apartment.

AP wire services contributed to this report.