Ex-teacher in Texas gets 15 years for student sex

BEAUMONT, TX

A judge in Beaumont sentenced 51-year-old Timothy Russell Verdon, who formerly taught at Hamshire-Fannett Middle School in Beaumont.

Investigators say the girl was 15 when she met Verdon in 2008.

Verdon in March pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a child and to an improper relationship between an educator and student.

He was sentenced Monday to 15 years on each count, with the prison terms to be served concurrently.

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