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Former teacher gets 4 years in prison for abuse of student

Dec. 07, 2021 08:53 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former teacher in the Boston public schools who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a former student starting when she was 12 years old has been sentenced to four years in prison. David Lockwood, 54, of Arlington, was a teacher at the James P. Timilty Middle School...

Former camp counselor pleads not guilty to assaulting camper

Nov. 30, 2021 16:41 PM EST

CONCORD, NH. (AP) — A former prep school teacher in Pennsylvania who pleaded guilty to a sexual assault charge in 2015 involving a student is now facing charges that he sexually abused a camper years earlier when he worked as a counselor at a New Hampshire summer camp. ...

Ex-teacher called 'monster' gets 2 years for sexual battery

Nov. 18, 2021 07:32 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A 23-year-old woman called her former high school teacher a “monster," cursed at him and then clapped as he was handcuffed and led from a Miami-Dade courtroom to serve a two-year prison sentence for sexually battering her when she was a teen. The victim...

Trials unlikely for ex-Omaha teacher after charge is dropped

Nov. 11, 2021 12:42 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Omaha-area high school English teacher is unlikely to be prosecuted further over allegations of sexually abusing five young women and a girl after a judge dismissed one of the criminal charges against him. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine...

Georgia high school teacher arrested for sex with student

Nov. 10, 2021 11:51 AM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia high school teacher was arrested after police said he had sex with a 17-year-old student in his office. Zachary White, a graphic design teacher at Osborne High School in Marietta, was charged with two felony counts of sexual assault by a...

Pleasant Hill teacher sentenced for sex acts with student

Oct. 20, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former teacher in Pleasant Hill has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for engaging in sex acts with a student, federal prosecutors said. Abraham Christopher Smith, 39, was sentenced Tuesday for enticement of a minor. He pleaded guilty to the...

Former teacher sentenced on sex abuse, trafficking charges

Oct. 19, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former New Hampshire high school teacher who pleaded guilty to human trafficking and manufacturing child sex abuse images was sentenced to prison on Tuesday. Joshua Harwood, 38, of Manchester, pleaded guilty to the charges last month. ...

Former teacher, coach gets probation in child porn case

Oct. 19, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

DERBY, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas middle school teacher who was caught with more than 250 images and videos of child pornography has been sentenced to three years of probation. The Wichita Eagle reports that 40-year-old Cody Chitwood also must register as a sex...

Omaha violin teacher gets prison for child sex assault

Oct. 14, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha violin instructor has been sentenced to up five years in prison for sexually assaulting one of his students from the time she 7 until she was 10. Michael Godfrey, 79, was sentenced Wednesday in Douglas County District Court after pleading no...

DA drops sex assault case against former meditation teacher

Oct. 08, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors have moved to dismiss the case against a former teacher from a Buddhist meditation center who was accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. The Daily Camera reports the Boulder County District Attorney's office filed a motion...