- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

JENNING, La. (AP) - A former Elton High School teacher and coach has been sentenced to seven years in prison in a carnal knowledge case.

The American Press reports (https://bit.ly/1eOXZNb) 36-year-old Justin Joseph Fruge pleaded guilty in March.

Judge Steve Gunnell said Monday Fruge’s plea spares the victims from having to testify.

Fruge was initially charged with six counts of prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and student, six counts of molestation and one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile, but pleaded guilty to one count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile as part of a plea agreement.

All other charges against him were dropped. Fruge must also register as a sex offender

At the time of his arrest, Fruge was a social studies and physical education teacher and assistant coach.

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Information from: American Press, https://www.americanpress.com

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