WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – A Westminster High School teacher has been sentenced to seven years in prison for attempted sexual assault on a child.

Benjamin Forbes was a math teacher and soccer coach at Westminster High School. While he was a teacher he was charged in connection with a sexual relationship he had with a 16-year-old female student at the high school from Aug. 1 to Dec. 1, 2016.

Benjamin Forbes (credit: Westminster Police Department)

Benjamin Forbes (credit: Westminster Police Department)

The school called police after another employee reported “odd” behavior between Forbes and a female student on the campus.

Forbes pleaded guilty to one count of attempted first-degree assault and one count of attempted sexual assault on a child. Both are class 5 felonies. He was sentenced on Wednesday.

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