University Place teacher pleads guilty to sexual misconduct

  • Thu Aug 21st, 2014 1:11pm
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Associated Press

TACOMA, Wash. — A man who had sex with a student while he was a teacher at Curtis High School in University Place pleaded guilty Thursday in Tacoma to sexual misconduct with a minor and violating a no-contact order.

Thirty-three-year-old Michael Allen faces more than a year in prison when he’s sentenced Oct. 2 in Pierce County Superior Court.

Allen was placed on leave in January and has been in custody since March.

The News Tribune reports Allen resigned and surrendered his teaching certificate. The biology teacher had taught at Curtis since 2009.