Former Mentor School District Teacher Sentenced For Having Sex With Student

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UPDATE: PAINESVILLE, OH (WOIO) -  A former elementary school teacher who had sex with a student was sentenced to prison Monday morning.

Barry Valentine, 35-years-old, has already pled guilty to sexual battery. The judge sentenced him to serve eight years behind bars.

Valentine taught at Orchard Hollow and Sterling Morton Elementary schools in Mentor, Ohio.

Police say he forced a teenage girl to have sex with him twice, once in 2007 at a band camp on school property, and again in 2008 at his home.

Valentine worked for the Mentor School District for ten years.

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