LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A man who taught at a Los Angeles elementary school was sentenced Thursday to 16 years in prison for molesting a 10-year-old male student.

Forrest Miles Stobbe, 41, of North Hollywood pleaded no contest last month to two counts of lewd act on a child and an amended count of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, Deputy District Attorney Bradley McCartt said.

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Stobbe — formerly a fifth-grade teacher at Queen Anne Elementary School — sexually molested the boy during the 2008-2009 school year, according to the prosecutor.

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He was arrested on Aug. 4, 2009, near his home following an investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Sexually Exploited Child Unit and remained jailed since then on nearly $4 million bail.

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