- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - A former Pennsylvania teacher and soccer coach convicted of sexual contact with a female student eight years ago has been sentenced to three months to two years in prison.

Thirty-seven-year-old Robert Havard tearfully apologized Tuesday in Luzerne County Court for violating the trust of others. He vowed to become a better father and husband.

Havard earlier pleaded guilty to corruption of minors charges that authorities said stemmed from separate underage drinking parties in 2008 and 2009.

Authorities allege that while Havard was a teacher at Coughlin High School in 2008, he had sexual contact with the 16-year-old at a party. A 17-year-old girl later alleged sexual contact with him after a 2009 house party.

Officials said Havard most recently worked at Solomon-Plains school and coached high school boys soccer.


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