Springville Teacher Sentenced for Having Sex with Student

January 4, 2012 Updated Oct 10, 2013 at 3:54 PM EDT

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Springville Teacher Sentenced for Having Sex with Student

January 4, 2012 Updated Oct 10, 2013 at 3:54 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW-TV) - A former Springville science teacher and coach is sentenced to six months in prison and ten years probation for raping a student almost seven years ago. 52-year-old Steven Harms plead guilty back in September to having sex with a 15-year-old student at his home in August of 2004. Harms was remorsefully when he addressed the court.

"This was the worst mistake of my life there's no excuse for my conduct," said Steven Harms. "I can assure the court I have never previously or since engaged in that type of behavior and I never will again."

Harms has already surrendered his teaching certificate and is barred from any type of education occupation for the rest of his life. Harms will also register as a level two sex offender.