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Former High School Teacher Convicted
for Sexual Relationships with Students

DATE:  November 1, 2017

CASE:  Byron Wallace (Case #15F06533)

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Maria Wilson, Adult Sexual Assault Prosecution Unit

Byron Wallace was convicted by a jury of four counts of committing sex acts with a person under the age of 18, communicating with a minor with the intent to commit a sex act, molesting a child under the age of 18, three counts of unlawful sex with a minor, and dissuading a witness.

Wallace was a popular math teacher at Inderkum High School.  He also ran the Christians in Action club as well as the HOPE program.  A high school freshman met Wallace when she was a student in his geometry class. She got to know Wallace throughout her high school years from math classes and as an active member of the Christians in Action club.  During her senior year, Wallace and the victim began exchanging flirtatious text messages. Eventually, they began meeting before and after school and became physically intimate.  Over the course of their relationship, the victim spent more than $3,500 on Wallace – buying him expensive shoes, belts and watches.  Another student met Wallace her senior year when she asked him for help in math. She also became active in the Christians in Action club. Wallace and the victim began exchanging flirtatious text messages.  Soon after, their relationship became physically intimate.  Wallace also sent nude photos of himself to both victims. 

Wallace faces approximately 8 years and 4 months in prison.   Sentencing is set for December 15, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 10 before the Honorable Laurel White.

 

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