posted on May 10, 2010 14:47
A former Oakfield-Alabama Central School teacher has admitted to an inappropriate relationship with a student.
By pleading guilty, former band teacher Kerry Hoffman avoided going to trial on a more serious charge of sexual abuse.
Kerry Hoffman entered guilty pleas in Oakfield Town Court on Thursday to Edangering the Welfare of a Child and Official Misconduct.
Under the terms of the plea agreement Kaufman will be required to give up his teaching credentials.
According to court officials, Hoffman made several phone calls and text messages to a teen-age student. He admitted to taking her to the mall without her parents permission, but did not admit to inappropriate touching and kissing, which the girl claimed.
Under terms of the agreement, Hoffman will serve two months intermittent jail time and three years probation.