WEST COVINA — A former West Covina middle school math teacher received a three-year prison sentence Wednesday for carrying on an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old student, court officials said.
Devin White, 33, pleaded no contest last month to a single count of lewd acts on a child in Pomona Superior Court, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s officials said.
While a teacher at Walnut Grove Middle School in West Covina, White began a relationship with a 13-year-old female student at the end of the last school year, and continuing the inappropriate relationship through the start of the current school year, investigators said.
When he entered his plea, charged of possessing obscene materials stemming from images found on his cell phone and another charge of lewd acts on a child related to a second victim were dismissed, officials said.
Information regarding the alleged second victim has not been released.
West Covina Unified School District officials notified police after learning of the inappropriate relationship.
White taught in the WCUSD for seven years, four of them at Walnut Grove Middle School. District officials have not disclosed what school or school’s White worked at before transferring to Walnut Grove.