Former Honolulu girls' school teacher receives 1-year jail sentence for sex assault of student


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HONOLULU — A former Honolulu girls' school teacher must spend a year in jail for the sexual assault of a 15-year-old student.

William Plourde will never be able to teach again and must register as a sex offender. Honolulu news station Hawaii News Now ( ) reports he admitted he pursued a relationship with the Sacred Hearts Academy student, sexually assaulting her in a car and in a classroom.

Honolulu news station KHON-TV ( ) reports the teen tearfully spoke at his sentencing Wednesday, saying the ordeal left her emotionally scarred.

Honolulu news station KITV ( ) reports prosecutors are disappointed he didn't receive a longer sentence.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser ( ) newspaper reports Plourde turned himself in after the girl's father showed up at his apartment and threatened to throw him over the balcony.

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