Ex Scottsdale teacher gets jail time for sex with student in 80's

2008-06-21T00:00:00Z Ex Scottsdale teacher gets jail time for sex with student in 80's Arizona Daily Star
June 21, 2008 12:00 am

SCOTTSDALE — A former high school teacher in Scottsdale has been sentenced to two months in jail and lifetime probation for having sex with a female student nearly 25 years ago.

Paul M. Knutson was teaching at Rogers High School in Rogers, Ark., when he was arrested Aug. 31.

Knutson taught at Chaparral High School from 1973 to 1984 and had sex with the student who was 16 and 17 from Jan. 1 1984, through April 22, 1985, according to authorities.

The woman told police she decided to come forward after nearly 25 years because she is a drug addict and in counseling for her substance abuse problem.

The woman filed suit against Knutson and the Scottsdale Unified School District in February and served him with it Friday when he was sentenced in Maricopa County Superior Court.

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