- Associated Press - Friday, January 13, 2017

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - A Dallas, Oregon high school teacher has pleaded guilty to the sexual abuse of a 17-year-old student.

The Gazette-Times reports (https://goo.gl/dzbmmw) that Kirk Myrold was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in jail and five years of probation.

Myrold also was ordered to register as a sex offender and to not have contact with minors.

Authorities say 36-year-old Myrold was arrested after police received a report in September from the school district that a teacher had been involved in an inappropriate relationship with a female student.

Court records say Myrold subjected the student, who by law was incapable of consent, to “sexual contact by touching (the victim’s) lips or mouth.”

Myrold was the student’s coach at the time.

Superintendent Michelle Johnstone notified parents in September that Myrold was placed on administrative leave.

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Information from: Gazette-Times, http://www.gtconnect.com

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