George Hiotis

Former West Muskingum High School Teacher Sentenced To Prison

by George Hiotis on October 18, 2010 at 3:51 am

A former West Muskingum High School teacher was sentenced Monday on two counts of sexual battery. Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Kelly Cottrill gave Andrew Hoffer 10 years in prison and classified him as a Tier III Sex Offender with lifetime reporting requirements. Assistant Prosecutor Ron Welch says the Sheriff’s Office began conducting an investigation into Hoffer at the end of July. He says Hoffer was investigated for engaging in various sexual acts with two students. Welch says the first victim was 17-years-old at the time and the acts occurred between January 2009 and January 2010 at West Muskingum High School and Hoffer’s residence. Welch said Hoffer then resigned in June of this year and became involved with the second victim, who is a current 17-year-old student at West Muskingum High School. The prosecutor’s office says the acts allegedly occurred between June 10th and July 30th of this year at Hoffer’s house and his current place of employment.