Apologetic Ex-Middle School Teacher Learns Fate After Admitting to Sex With 9th Graders

A former Montgomery County middle school teacher has learned his sentence for having sex with two ninth grade girls.

A judge sentenced former Springfield Township Middle School social studies teacher Jason Gattuso Monday to six to 12 years in prison plus five years of probation, Norristown-based attorney Thomas Egan III told NBC10.

Gattuso, 40, apologized to his victims and their families as well as his own family, Egan said.

Both teenage victims were in the 9th grade when Gattuso, of Chalfont, Pennsylvania, started texting them, according to a criminal complaint. He was having sex with the teens at various locations, including his car, one of the victim's homes, hotels and other locations, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said at the time of Gattuso's arrest.

Gattuso pleaded guilty to sex with a minor and indecent sexual assault earlier this year, according to court records.

According to Gattuso's bio on the Springfield Township Middle School website, he played football at Villanova University and served in the military prior to working at the school.

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