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GavelCORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A Dallas, Oregon high school teacher has pleaded guilty to the sexual abuse of a 17-year-old student.

The Gazette-Times reports that Kirk Myrold was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in jail and five years of probation.

Myrold also was ordered to register as a sex offender and to not have contact with minors.

Authorities say 36-year-old Myrold was arrested after police received a report in September from the school district that a teacher had been involved in an inappropriate relationship with a female student.

Court records say Myrold subjected the student, who by law was incapable of consent, to “sexual contact by touching (the victim’s) lips or mouth.”

Myrold was the student’s coach at the time.

Superintendent Michelle Johnstone notified parents in September that Myrold was placed on administrative leave.

Read more about the Kirk Myrold case here: Dallas teacher being investigated on sex abuse charges.

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Andria Seo

Andria Seo is an Associate Attorney at Crew Janci LLP. Andria is a graduate of the New York University School of Law. During law school, she worked with the National Center for Youth Law, the Legal Aid Society, and the NYCLU. Prior to joining the team at Crew Janci LLP, Andria advocated for vulnerable children and their families as a staff attorney at Partnership for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit based in New York City. Andria also previously worked assisting in the representation of victims of a terrorist attack in civil suits. Andria moved to Portland in 2016 and joined Crew Janci LLP in 2017. She is admitted to practice in Oregon and New York