Ex-high school teacher gets 6 years in sex assault of student

teacherverification May 2, 2012 0

A former Aurora physics teacher has been sentenced to six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting an underage student in 2010, prosecutors said.

Robert Smith, 28, of the 19600 block of Foxford Lane in Mokena, was a physics teacher at Metea Valley High School in Aurora when he charged with sexual assault after confessing to police he took the student to a Naperville motel at least twice. Today, Smith was sentenced to six years in prison by DuPage County Judge John Kinsella after pleading guilty March 15 to criminal sexual assualt, according to the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.

Schools officials said at the time of his arrest that Smith was immediately removed from duty when School District 204 officials learned of the allegations.

Smith had been free on bail since soon after his arrest. He will be required to serve 85 percent of his sentence, prosecutors said.

Source : chicagotribune

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