Lafayette -- A former middle school coach has been sentenced to three years in prison for having two sexual encounters with a 14-year-old female student.
James A. Landrum, 26, Battle Ground, shook and wept when Superior Court Judge Thomas Busch read the sentence last week on two felony sexual misconduct charges.
"I take full responsibility," Landrum told the judge. "I have never felt this kind of suffering, and I don't want to feel this kind of pain again." (Yeah right.)
Landrum, who coached track, cross country and boys basketball at Tecumseh Middle School for three years and coached at Jefferson High School, also worked in the high school's book rental office, court records said. He was licensed as a teacher and worked as a substitute teacher.
He was fired Jan. 10 after the girl's parents reported to school officials that Landrum had sent their daughter an e-mail. Landrum will be on house arrest for the first year of his three-year sentence and will spend five years on probation after he is released. He also must pay more than $3,000 to the victim's family.