Former Georgia teacher gets five years for student sex abuse

Source: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office
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By: Associated Press
February 22, 2018

LILBURN, Ga. (AP) -- A former teacher and University of Georgia football player who admitted to a sexual relationship with a student will serve five years in prison.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that 33-year-old Michael Henderson pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual assault by a person with supervisory or disciplinary authority on Wednesday and received a 20-year sentence, 15 years of which he'll spend on probation.

Henderson told police he had a two-year relationship with a student at Parkview High School, beginning when she was 16 and in his geometry class. His indictment said the student performed a sex act on Henderson at school multiple times and he asked her to send him explicit photos.

The victim's parents said in written impact statements that she was bullied and threatened after Henderson's arrest.


By: Associated Press
August 4, 2017

LILBURN, Ga. (AP) -- A teacher and former University of Georgia football player has been indicted after admitting to a sexual relationship with a student.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Thursday that Michael Henderson was indicted on three counts of sexual assault and one count of child molestation following his initial arrest on May 19.

Henderson told police he had a two-year relationship with a female student in his geometry class at Parkview High School, beginning when she was 16.

The indictment says the student performed a sex act on Henderson on school grounds multiple times, and Henderson asked her to send him explicit photos.

He was released on bond in June after multiple teachers and coaches offered to serve as character witnesses. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.



 
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