A 32-year-old former soccer coach and teacher at Downey High School was sentenced to three years in jail for having sex with a female student, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Monday.
Staff at the high school was alerted on Oct. 9, 2014 that Brandon James Lee Hitchcock, a social studies teacher and soccer coach, was having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl.
According to prosecutors, Hitchcock had sexual interactions with the girl over a seven-month period.
He was charged with 10 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and five counts of oral copulation of a person under 18, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said.
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In November, he pleaded no contest to two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse.
Hitchcock was ordered to stay away from the girl, as well.
He faced a maximum of 13 years in prison if he was found guilty on all charges, prosecutors said.