A former Waterloo West High School teacher has been sentenced to two years in prison for lascivious conduct with a minor.
Larry David Twigg, 53, was found guilty of 5 counts of lascivious conduct with a minor in Black Hawk County Court in April after a two day trial.
Twigg had a 17-year-old male student come to his house in December of 2009 and January of 2010 and engage in inappropriate behavior including strip poker and covering the student with chocolate syrup.
In a statement to the court, Twigg said, "What I did was wrong. I will go through hell the rest of my life."
Twigg told the court that he lost his job, had to leave his church and only has his wife, son and a few friends left.
Twigg said, "For 32 years I gave my life to my students. It's stupid. It's inexcusable."
Judge John Fister told Twigg, "You are in a situation of your own making."
Fister sentenced Twigg to one year in prison for each count, but four of those counts will be served concurrently, meaning Twigg will only spend up to two years in prison. He will be sent to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Oakdale for evaluation.
His sentence could be reduced by as much as 50 percent for completing programs and good behavior.
Twigg must also register as a sex offender, pay a $315 fine on each count, a $250 civil penalty and will be on probation for 10 years following his release from prison.
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