BREAKING NEWS: Former Yuma teacher gives 3½ year guilty admission

The victim’s family openly opposes the agreement on the plea

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – A former Yuma Union High School teacher has admitted sex crimes and reached an agreement on an admission of guilt.

David Robert Hannah, the former English teacher, has been behind bars for three and a half years for trying to have sexual intercourse with a minor and luring a minor.

The father of the female victim stood before a judge and asked the court not to accept the plea agreement.

He says his daughter is still suffering after informing him about the crime. The victim’s father also stated that such sex crimes should not be taken lightly “just because it did not invade my daughter.”

The judge said that because it was a non-repeated offense, they would accept the plea. Hannah is credited with the 181 days worked. He must register as a sex offender for life and must have 10 years of supervised probation after his conviction.

David Hannah quoted Shakespeare in the courtroom but also said there was no excuse for his pointless actions and would live with the shame for the rest of his life.

The former teacher was an educator for 11 years which earned him a position of public trust and he feels guilty for abusing that trust.

Hannah was arrested on June 4, 2020 after Yuma police conducted a thorough investigation. The school district resigned shortly thereafter.

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