Former Stewartville Teacher Skinness Sentenced to 12 Years in Jail

Updated: 06/02/2014 6:17 PM
Created: 06/02/2014 10:16 AM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- A former Stewartville teacher now twice convicted of sex abuse, has been sentenced to more than a decade in jail.

Francis Skinness was found guilty in March of all three charges by a jury. He's accused of touching 3rd grade girls at Bonner Elementary. In 2011, Skinness was convicted of similar acts against students, and was sentenced to 30 days in jail. He was also required to register as a sex offender for 7 years. During that time, a third victim came forward, and the additional charges were filed.

A judge Monday sentenced Skinness to 12 years in jail. It's possible he could be paroled after serving 8 years.

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