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Former T.C. Williams teacher sentenced to one year in prison

A former teacher at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria will spend one year in jail for taking indecent liberties with two juveniles.

Stephen Miarer, 38, was sentenced in Alexandria Circuit Court to 10 years of incarceration, with nine suspended on the condition of good behavior and five years of probation. He must complete a sex-offender program, and he cannot have contact with the victims in the case or unsupervised contact with any child but his own.

“The defendant used his position as a teacher to sexually exploit several students,” Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Cathryn Evans said in a statement.

According to the indictment, Miarer sexually propositioned two female students who were younger than 18, one in the spring of 2012 and another that winter. He was terminated by Alexandria public schools last June, when the allegations came to light, and pleaded guilty in November. He had taught at the high school since 2002 and was a basketball coach there for two previous years, according to a 2008 profile in the T.C. Williams student newspaper.

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