- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A former Peoria High School teacher accused of filming his sexual assault of two underage students has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 37-year-old Werner Alcid Girard also was sentenced Wednesday to lifetime probation as part of his plea agreement.

He pleaded guilty for three counts of sexual assault, one count of attempted sexual assault and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor.

Police say they received a report in May 2014 that Girard had cellphone videos depicting a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl in various stages of undress.

The victims both were in Girard’s drama class.

Girard was accused of sexually assaulted the two girls in a bedroom at his Avondale home.

He resigned at the end of the school year.

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