A former Southern California teacher has been sentenced to a year in jail for hugging and kissing a 14-year-old female student.
Orange County prosecutors say 33-year-old Joshua Alexander Evans pleaded guilty on Thursday.
Besides jail, the judge placed the Fullerton man on three years' probation and ordered him to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
Investigators say the English teacher had a two-month relationship with the girl.
Prosecutors say Evans groomed the victim by sending her text and email messages.
They met at least three times at another student's home while he was teaching English at El Rancho Charter School in Anaheim Hills.