A former Vancouver teacher has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after being convicted of having sex with one of his students.
Nathan J. Botnen pleaded guilty Dec. 2. The high school science teacher admitted to having an ongoing relationship with a 17-year-old student during the 2007-2008 school year.
Clark County Superior Court Judge Rich Melnick on Thursday also ordered Botnen be under community supervision for three years following his release from prison and register as a sex offender for 10 years.
The relationship included trysts at the victim's home, the teachers home and in a remote location of school. Botnen was arrested in October after the victim's mother contacted investigators. She had discovered alarming text messages on her daughter's phone two years earlier, but delayed taking action because she was worried about damaging their relationship.