|Former teacher sentenced on sex charges|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Tuesday, March 19, 2013 11:17 AM|
OTTAWA - A former teacher and coach at Kalida was given a 10 1/2 year prison sentence on Monday for improper conduct with students. Jeremy Stober, former volleyball teacher and teacher received the maximum sentence. He was found guilty of one count of sexual battery, three counts of gross sexual imposition, and importuning.
Stober was also classified as a Tier Three Sex Offender, which he must register as a sex offender every 90 days for the rest of his life.
Putnam County Assistant Prosecutor, Todd Schroeder stated, “During a period of time, texts with the youngest victim of this case exceeded 3,000. That demonstrates a consistent and persistent attempt to make contact in order to establish a relationship. In this case the offense for gross sexual imposition charges when you have that persistent conduct towards a young minor victim over time, it does represent the most serious form of that type of offense.”
“At some time in the future the defendant will be released and at that time these girls will still recall from their high school years what the defendant has done to them and they will still suffer,” said Schroeder.
Two victims gave statements at the sentencing saying they wish he would get the help he needed. One victim stated, “Thinking back that you watched me and picked me out, it’s sickening. She went on to say I forgive you and I hope you get help.”
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|Last Updated on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 12:27 PM|