Former Midland Academy Teacher Given 26 Years in Prison

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MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - A former Midland Academy Charter School teacher was sentenced to 26 years in prison after a jury convicted him of two counts of sexual assault of a child and two counts of an improper relationship with a student.

David van Houten, who had been an eighth-grade social studies and gifted and talented teacher, was convicted of having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Van Houten's attorneys plan to appeal the conviction.