Former Flagstaff teacher gets 2 years for having sex with students

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FLAGSTAFF - A former Coconino High School teacher has been sentenced to two years in prison for having sex with two of his minor students.

John Pertuit, 36, pleaded guilty in December to three counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

As part of his agreement with the prosecution, Pertuit did not face charges on accusations from a third girl.

Despite entering a guilty plea, Pertuit told a packed courtroom on Thursday that he never had sex with the students.