CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A former high school music teacher accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old student has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and five years of probation, despite objections from the victim and prosecutors.

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Zachary Timbrell, who is married and has two young children, had pleaded guilty to sex assault by a person in a position of trust and sexual exploitation of a child. He was sentenced Monday in Arapahoe County Court and must register as a sex offender.

The victim, now 19, said the assaults happened over several months last year, including one incident that lasted several hours in a hotel room.

District Judge Ben L. Leutwyler III noted the 32-year-old Timbrell’s remorsefulness and ongoing rehabilitation therapy in handing down the sentence. Prosecutors had asked for a three-year prison sentence.

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