Former Jefferson City Teacher Sentenced to 60 Days in Jail

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JEFFERSON CITY -  The final sentencing for former Jefferson City High School teacher Christopher Knehans was decided Wednesday morning. Judge Daniel Green sentenced Knehans to 60 days in Cole County Jail and three years on supervised probation.  

In September of 2011, prosecutors charged Knehans with two counts of knowingly having sexual contact with a female student and touching her inappropriately.  In 2012, Knehans pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault. 

Both of these counts are considered Class D felonies in Missouri. Knehans lost his job with Jefferson City schools and his teaching certificate. According to the judge, Knehans will have to register as a lifetime sex offender.