Ex-Hoover teacher Denman gets jail for sex with student

Story here. Excerpt:

'An ex-Hoover High School teacher was sentenced Wednesday to six months in Fresno County Jail for having a prolonged sexual relationship with an underage student.

Megan Denman, 30, of Fresno also will serve three years on probation but will not have to register as a sex offender when she is released.

In October, Denman pleaded guilty in Fresno County Superior Court to three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and three counts of oral copulation with a minor. The boy was 16 and 17 during the 18-month relationship.

A doctor's report said Denman doesn't have a "predatory" or "exploitive" personality. It was a major reason Judge Ralph Nunez said he ruled against sex-offender registration.

There also were several letters attesting to Denman's positive influence as a teacher from students, families and others.'

Comments

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

sentencing guidelines needed

This is why we need sentencing guidelines, specifying minimum and maximum penalties for certain offenses. A man convicted of the same crime with an underage female would not be dealt with so leniently.