A former Clovis music teacher won’t serve jail time for having sex with a minor.
Fresno County Superior Court Judge Jonathan Skiles on Wednesday sentenced Amanda ___to two years of probation. She also must register as a sex offender for at least 10 years.
Amanda previously pleaded no contest to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse and one count of oral copulation of a person under 18, both felonies.
In sentencing her, Skiles told Amanda that she violated her position of trust as a teacher and took advantage of a student. Any feelings she developed for the teen, or vice versa, were irrelevant, Skiles said.
“Amanda has accepted responsibility for her conduct and intends to comply carefully with the court’s conditions of felony probation,” her attorney, W. Kent Hamlin, said in a statement.
Skiles gave Amanda probation despite the request from the victim’s family to hand down the maximum sentence. She could have faced up to three years and eight months in custody. If she violates her probation, she may have to serve prison time, Skiles said.