A former Montgomery County vice principal was ordered Monday to spend at least 2 1/2 years in prison for salacious conversations he had with two students.
A Montgomery County judge sentenced 37-year-old Charles Hurst to up to 5 years in prison on Monday for the conversations he had with two students he met while an administrator at Pennbrook Middle School.
“You have offended the weakest members of our community, our youth and our students. You have offended the total community,” visiting Senior Judge John Braxton said according to the Norristown Times-Herald. “The person they looked up to was perverted.”
Hurst pleaded guilty to charges including corruption of a minor in March. He was not accused of having any physical contact with the boys.
Hurst had left the North Penn School District for another district when he was charged last summer.
Defense attorney Gregory Nestor sought probation. He tells the Times-Herald that Hurst has “already suffered an enormous punishment” in the loss of his career.
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