Former Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sexual Contact Charges

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JEFFERSON CITY - Former Jefferson City High School teacher Christopher Knehans pled guilty to two counts of sexual assault Monday morning. The plea comes just more than a year after prosecutors first charged him.

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

Both counts are considered class D felonies.

Knehans will go to jail for a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 60 days on a plea agreement made on the second count.

There was no plea agreement made on the first count, so the sentencing will be left entirely up to Judge Daniel Green. Green will determine whether probation, prison or jail is the most appropriate sentencing for that charge, giving his sentence by December 12.

Until that time, Knehans is out on bond.