Tonawanda News — After Ingham’s comments, Kuhn apologized for his actions.
“I’m sorry. I just want everybody to know that I take full responsibility for my actions,” he said while weeping openly. “I regret it. It is not in my character.”
Despite Ingham’s request, County Court Judge Kenneth Case ruled that jail time is appropriate for the crimes.
“I think teachers are like superstars to our kids. We trust teachers to be parents when we cannot be there, and you betrayed all of those trusts,” he said, calling Kuhn’s actions “psychological molestation.”
“To send her pictures of your genitalia after two years of manipulating her ... you are the only one to blame.”
Kuhn was also sentenced to five years of probation upon his release, and an order of protection was issued for eight years. He was taken away in handcuffs.
“I hope this helps you and your family in some small way,” Case told the victim.
Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000 ext. 4150, or follow her on Twitter @JessicaLBagley