KELSO, Wash. (AP) — A former teacher in Kelso has been sentenced to nine months in jail for communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.
The Daily News reports (http://goo.gl/DEISvY ) Walter Monroe Knowles was caught asking for sex through Facebook from a fictitious 14-year-old girl named Amanda.
The girl was in reality a Cowlitz County deputy who arranged with Knowles to meet at a Starbucks, where he was arrested.
In 1998, Knowles was convicted of first-degree child molestation for having sexual contact with girls in his elementary school classroom.
The 76-year-old apologized in court Tuesday, saying he made a terrible mistake.