MILLER COUNTY, Mo. (KMIZ)
A former Tuscumbia High School teacher could spend up to 10 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.
Judge Matthew Hamner sentenced Michael Allen Wednesday morning to eight years in prison on two felony counts of sexual contact with a student. Allen also received an additional two years in prison for a third felony charge of sexual contact with a student.
According to public court records, Allen will serve consecutive sentences. Part of the sentence for Allen includes a 120-day sexual offender assessment program.
The department of corrections could release Allen on probation if he successfully completes the 120-day program.
Allen is a former teacher and basketball coach at Tuscumbia High School. In October, Allen pleaded guilty to the charges against him.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol started to investigate Allen in March after receiving tips he inappropriately touched students and provided alcohol to female students, according to court documents.
At least one victim filed a restraining order against Allen in May.