Hollow Plea: Former Teacher Who Had Sex With Student Begs Judge To Avoid Prison

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A former Strongsville teacher will be heading to prison instead of the classroom this fall.

John Bacho slapped with a three-year prison sentence after he was found guilty of having sex with a 16-year-old student.

The judge imposed the sentence despite pleas from the 33-year-old to keep him out of prison. Bacho maintained his family needs him and several family members are in ill health.

"I'm not a perfect person......but I am a great father," Bacho told the judge shortly before learning his fate.

Jurors found Bacho guilty of two counts of sexual battery last month.

He will also be labeled as a sexual offender and be placed on five-years probation once he's sprung from the slammer.

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