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Middle School Teacher Gave Female Students Test Answers in Exchange for Sex

Middle School Teacher Gave Female Students Test Answers in Exchange for Sex

A Montana man was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday after pleading guilty in November to one count of statutory sodomy.

Mark Edwards, 46, will also be subject to lifetime supervision as a sexual predator, The Associated Press reported.

Grant Boyd, the attorney for the victim, said the family is “pleased” with the sentence and continues to fight for “Edwards and those he worked for to be held accountable for what happened.”

“We want more people to take responsibility, and we encourage others who were abused by this man to come forward,” Boyd said.

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In a separate civil lawsuit, an unnamed student alleged Edwards gave female students answers to class assignments and quizzes if they would let him look down their shirts, the News Tribune reported.

The student also accused him of sexually assaulting the student during a field trip.

The incidents occurred in April 2018, according to court documents.

The Miller County Sheriff’s Department investigated allegations of inappropriate conduct between Edwards and students in April 2018.

Edwards admitted to touching students during a police interview.

A child molestation charge against Edwards was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

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The civil case against Edwards is scheduled to go to trial in October.

Cover image: Mark Edwards. (Screen grab)

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