Ex-teacher sentenced to prison for sex charges

A culinary arts instructor at the Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center convicted of sexual battery was sentenced today to three years in prison.

Scott Rohrer, 28, of 3021 Eastham St., pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery in June. He was accused of sexual contact with a student in a restroom on the CTC campus after school hours.

In addition to prison time, he must also register as a Tier 2 sex offender. Rohrer faced a maximum of 10 years in prison. According to Rohrer’s lawyer, his wife, with whom he has two children, will stay by his side.

On April 24, school administrators reported to Springfield police they had questioned the student, who said she and Rohrer had a relationship that included sexual contact several times over the course of a few months.

The school became aware of the alleged incident after a member of the custodial staff reportedly witnessed Rohrer exit a bathroom on school grounds, quickly followed by the student. The staff member reported it to administration, according to a court affidavit.

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