Former Teacher Gets Probation For Sex Relationship With Teen

Benjamin James Thompson

Charles City, Iowa (AP) – A former band teacher facing sex charges in Marion County has been given probation in a Floyd County sex abuse case.

On Monday 32-year-old Benjamin Thompson was fined $1,000 and given five years of probation and a suspended 10-year prison sentence. In January he’d pleaded guilty to sexual abuse.

Prosecutors say he had a sexual relationship with the Charles City girl in May and July of 2011.

In Marion County Thompson has pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee. His next hearing there is set for April 15. He was assistant band director at Pella High School.

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Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.