Former Tulsa teacher sentenced

Ponca City Now - May 21, 2015 9:08 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A Tulsa teacher who resigned after being charged with molesting a 12-year-old student has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The Tulsa World ) reports a district judge sentenced 42-year-old Christian Drabek on Wednesday. Drabek in April pleaded no contest to four counts of lewd molestation and one count of making a lewd proposal to a child.

Authorities say the former Thoreau Demonstration Academy middle school teacher kissed and groped a girl. Drabek cried from the stand Wednesday afternoon and said there is "no excuse" for his actions.

The judge sentenced Drabek to concurrent split sentences of 10 years of incarceration and 10 years of probation. He must register as a sex offender and seek treatment upon his release from prison.


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