A former Clinton High School band teacher is sentenced to prison time on a conviction of attempting to entice a minor into sex acts.
James Young was arrested last spring in the internet sting operated through the DeWitt Police Department. Young was arrested when he drove to DeWitt to meet his contact from an internet chat that was actually a DeWitt police officer posing as a teenage girl.
Earlier this year a jury found Young guilty and yesterday the judge sentenced Young to 13-and-a-half years in prison. When released, he is to be on probation for 10 years. Upon his release, Young is not to have access to the internet, have a camera, view pornography, enter any adult entertainment establishments and he is to undergo a mental health evaluation. He will not be allowed unsupervised contact with minors under the age of 18, but will be allowed to see his children. Young must also undergo sex offender treatment and obey all sex offender laws. And he must pay $100 to a crime victim’s fund.
Young was placed on leave from his teaching job at Clinton High School upon his arrest and later resigned.
Story by Dave Vickers, KROS, Clinton