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Former Colorado Springs high school teacher gets 20 days in jail for sex with student, 17


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — A former high school teacher in Colorado Springs who had an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student has been sentenced to 20 days in jail and must register as a sex offender.

The Gazette reports ( ) 31-year-old Roger Thomas French Jr., who taught at Mesa Ridge High School, was sentenced Thursday. He pleaded guilty in August to sex assault against a child by a person in a position of trust.

French resigned in January after he was arrested on suspicion of having had sex with a student. Investigators say he told them he had consensual sex with the girl twice.

French said in court he was "beyond sorry" for what he had done.

Information from: The Gazette,

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