Ex-Teacher Gets 9 Years For Sex-Related Crimes Involving Underage Student

GRANADA HILLS (CBS) — A former teacher at a Christian school in Granada Hills was sentenced Monday to nine years in state prison for sexual activity with an underage student.

Mark Stephen Hubbard, 51, of Granada Hills, pleaded no contest to one count each of sexual intercourse with a minor and sodomy of a person under 18 and eight counts of oral copulation of a person under 18.

Hubbard, who taught at Hillcrest Christian School, was arrested last year in connection with the crimes, which occurred between April and November 2010.

Hubbard had been employed at the school for eight years. He served as a health teacher, athletic director and assistant coach for the boys’ basketball and baseball teams, according to police.

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