Former automotive teacher sentenced to 11-33 months for sexually assaulting male teen students
WNEP / Lackawanna County
Richard Humphrey

By Dan Ratchford, WNEP

SCRANTON, Pa. -- (WNEP) -- A former eastern Pennsylvania vocational school teacher has been sentenced to 11 to 33 months in prison in the sexual assault of nearly a dozen students.

The former automotive tech teacher at the Lackawanna County Career Technology Center was sent to jail after a sentencing hearing in Scranton.

Richard Humphrey was sentenced to at least 11 months behind bars, one month for each of his victims. The victims are boys who studied automotive tech at the school which serves every school district in Lackawanna County.

Humphrey pleaded guilty earlier this year, admitting to inappropriately touching eleven of his students in 2016 and 2017. Charges were first filed last spring, then more and more victims came forward.

Humphrey started serving his jail sentenced immediately. After he gets out he will be on probation for three years and must register as a sexually violent predator for the rest of his life.

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