Former EHOVE teacher Michael Edwards was sentenced to 30 months in prison Tuesday on three counts of felony sexual battery with a student who was 16 years old at the time.
Common Pleas judge Beverley McGookey handed down the sentence despite pleas for probation from Edwards' attorney. The judge said the sentence was comparable to similar sentences in the area.
Edwards, 48, had sex with the girl numerous times, prosecutors said. The victim testified at Tuesday's sentencing and requested a prison sentence.