A junior high school art teacher has been ordered to publish an apology and his picture in a newspaper as part of his sentence for sexually abusing a teen-age boy.
Bruce Allen, 38, also was ordered to serve 30 days in jail and 60 days under house arrest after he was given a one-year suspended jail sentence Friday. Malheur County Circuit Judge Frank J. Yraguen placed Allen on probation for five years."The public in general has a right to be outraged," Yraguen told Allen.
Allen earlier pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual abuse involving a 14-year-old male student at Ontario Junior High School.
Mike Purcell, deputy district attorney, said there had been a pattern of accusations against Allen during his 17 years in the Ontario School District, but school officials generally just transferred complaining students out of his class.
Allen will not be allowed to teach during his probation, according to his attorney, J. Burdett Pratt. The state teachers licensing board also could decide to revoke Allen's teaching certificate completely.
An electronic device around Allen's wrist or ankle will enforce the house arrest.