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Updated: 5:49 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 | Posted: 3:48 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

Ex-high school band director gets 1 year in prison


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Kenneth Hoffmann

By Breaking News Staff


A former high school band director will serve one year in prison for admitting to sex-related crimes.

That was the sentence handed down Thursday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court against Kenneth Hoffmann. He had worked at Northridge High School before he was convicted of illegal use of a minor in sexually-oriented material.

Hoffmann, who as part of his sentence will have to register as Tier I sex offender annually for 15 years when he is released from prison, also was sentenced to five years community control.

The 51-year-old from Vandalia pleaded guilty in September to charges of importuning and illegal use of a minor in sexually-oriented material or performance.

In June, during the investigation into the allegations against him, Hoffman resigned from the school district where he also was a counselor.

The investigation started when the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office contacted the high school after it received a report about an inappropriate text involving Hoffman that appeared on the victim's cell phone.

Court records show the "defendant informed Victim that she needed a man with experience to teach her things."

Hoffmann admitted he suggested to the victim that she engage in a threesome with him and a 16-year-old boy, according to court records.

Court records also revealed that a sheriff's detective also learned, after questioning Hoffmann, that Hoffmann had received inappropriate photos on his cell phone from another student.

Detectives also said they found on Hoffmann's work iPad a "large quantity" of photos of this victim in various states of undress, and in his school office found three bags containing panties and a open box of condoms.

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