Donald Mansell, a former school teacher at coach at Livingston Adventist Academy, will serve 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to two counts of third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of harassment, reports The Statesman Journal.
The convictions stem from incidents where Mansell, 37, fondled two teenage female students and asked them for sex between 2010 and 2013.
Mansell was sentenced to five years of probation to begin after his release from jail. He’ll also have to register as a sex offender.
If Mansell fully complies with the terms of sentence, he would be allowed to have his probation ended two years early.
Mansell was charged after a 16-year-old female student at the private Christian school alleged he touched her inappropriately and soliciting sex from her. The incident was secretly audio recorded on the victim’s phone, and that recording was used as evidence against Mansell.
Records indicate that another female student came forward and made similar allegations against Mansell, which ultimately resulted in more charges.
Mansell is no longer working at the school, and he was never licensed to teach by the state of Oregon. His sentence states that he must stay away from children and places where they gather, such as schools or athletic events.
I applaud the survivors in this case for coming forward. They no longer have to suffer in silence and can now lean on their family and friends for support.