Former school teacher will serve 15 years for sexual relationship with student

Published: Jul. 25, 2016 at 7:45 PM AKDT
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A former Birchwood Christian School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with his 15-year-old student heard his sentence Monday.

34 year old Oly Sugay will serve 15 years behind bars with five years suspended.

Last September, an investigation by Anchorage Police revealed that the sexual abuse started last summer and lasted about a month ending right before the school year.

In charging documents, the teenager told police she and Sugay had the sexual encounters in a camper parked outside of his home.

According to APD, the victim’s grandparents discovered excessive text messages between the teen and Sugay.

The victim’s mother, who spoke anonymously, told a judge Monday that Sugay took advantage of her daughter after she told him that she was depressed. She said after this incident her daughter will never be the same.

“The man who befriended our family was our daughter’s teacher at a Christian school, he was her boss, her friend, her confidant and he trespassed all of that by taking her innocence and her trust,” said the victim’s mother.

Sugay also spoke to the judge Monday and apologized to both the 15 year old victim and her family.

“Someday I pray that I can have your forgiveness, I know it won’t come easy and I know it won’t come any time soon,” said Sugay. “There’s no words that can make up for the damage that I’ve done.”

Once Sugay is out of prison, the judge told him that he must register as a sex offender for 15 years.