Former Teacher Sent to Prison
for 16 Years for Molesting Students
April 15, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Joe Scott, Director of Communications
Sandi Gibbons, Public Information Officer
Jane Robison, News Secretary
FERNANDO – A former Tujunga elementary school teacher was
sentenced today to 16 years in state prison for molesting a
half-dozen students between 2001 and 2004, the District Attorney’s
District Attorney Tannaz Mokayef said 36-year-old Michael William
McMurray of Palmdale was sentenced by San Fernando Superior Court
Judge Sheri K. Silver. The judge scheduled a restitution hearing
for June 22.
term was expected. It was part of an agreement reached last month
when McMurray pleaded no contest continuous child molestation.
McMurray was a
teacher at Plainview Elementary School when the crimes occurred. He
was arrested by Los Angeles police in November 2004 and has remained
in custody on $6 million bail.
was charged with inappropriately touching female students. Mokayef
said touching was both over and under the children’s clothing.
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