Former teacher pleads guilty to corruption of minors, gets prison

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A former Delone Catholic High School teacher will serve prison time for having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old student.

Gary J. Hatez Jr., 32, of Hanover, pleaded guilty Monday in Adams County Court to a misdemeanor count of corruption of minors, according to court records.

In exchange for the plea, Hatez agreed to serve 4-24 months in prison and three years of probation. He must also participate in and successfully complete drug and alcohol treatment and sex offender conditions.

Police said Hatez gave the girl a pair of thong lace underwear at school as a birthday present and then persuaded her to send photos as “proof” she was wearing them.

Hatez and the student also exchanged thousands of text messages, police said.

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