WAYNE, Neb. – A former northeast Nebraska teacher pleaded guilty on Wednesday to two felony counts related to a sexual relationship with a student.

According to court documents, 26-year-old Cali Heikes, of Winside, pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual abuse by a school employee. She also pleaded guilty to attempted Class 2A felony, which was amended down from first-degree sexual abuse by a school employee. A third felony charge, another count of second-degree sexual abuse by a school employee, was dismissed as part of the deal.

Heikes, who previously worked as a family and consumer sciences teacher at Winside Public Schools, pleaded not guilty to all three original felony charges in May.

Heikes was arrested in January. The 26-year-old was accused of having a relationship with a 17-year-old student.

A graduate of Winside High School and Wayne State College, Heikes had been out on bond. In March, her bond was doubled after authorities reportedly discovered a letter written by Heikes to the alleged victim.

Wayne County Sheriff Jason Dwinell said in January that his office received a tip regarding a potential relationship between the then-25-year-old Heikes and a student.

Her conviction comes less than three months after 29-year-old Rachel McPhillips, also a former Winside teacher, was sentenced for an inappropriate relationship with a student.

McPhillips, who had been facing charges of child abuse and third-degree sexual assault, pleaded no contest to amended charges in Wayne County Court in February. According to court documents, McPhillips entered her pleas to charges of disturbing the peace and attempting a class 1 misdemeanor.

McPhillips was sentenced to 90 days in jail for disturbing the peace. She received another 90 days for attempting a class 1 misdemeanor. She also received two years of probation for the latter charge.