Teacher found guilty of sex assault

December 8, 2008 4:14:07 PM PST
A charter school teacher faces up to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a student. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

James Mayes was convicted Monday afternoon on charges that he fondled the seventh grader during a school trip back in 2003. The girl claimed he also had sex with her at her home a year later.

The punishment phase is underway. Mayes faces everything from probation to 20 years in prison.

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