Montana Teacher Who Molested Two Students Won’t Be Sent to Jail
FRENCHTOWN, MT – August 3, 2018
A teacher from Frenchtown, Montana, was found guilty on charges of molesting two of his students, local media reports.
Troy Bashor will have to permanently surrender his teaching certificate and is barred from having unsupervised contact with any minors other than family while he's on probation. But he will not have to register as a sex offender.
“You’ve destroyed essentially the trusting relationship that exists between a teacher and students,” District Court Judge Leslie Halligan told Bashor.
When asked why there would be no jail time in his recommendation, Deputy County Attorney Brian Lowney told Halligan on Thursday that the two high school girls he victimized supported the plea agreement. It changed the felony and misdemeanor counts of sexual assault to two misdemeanors for endangering the welfare of children.