Ex-violin teacher sentenced to 4 years in prison
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a former violin teacher from Georgia who was accused of fondling a student has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to a lesser charge as part of a plea deal.
The Opelika-Auburn News reports (http://bit.ly/K2uOJT ) that 46-year-old Mario R. Urbina of Columbus, Ga., on Thursday pleaded guilty to interference with custody.
The interference charge states it is illegal to take a child younger than 18 from the custody of their lawful guardian or parents.
As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors agreed not to try him on charges of sexual abuse of a child and enticement if the plea and sentence are carried out.
Lee County District Attorney Robbie Treese and Urbina's attorney said the deal was reached after consulting with the student and her family.
Information from: Opelika-Auburn News, http://www.oanow.com/