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Idaho Falls Substitute Teacher Sentenced to Minimum Six Years for Lewd Conduct  11

landonSchool: Idaho Falls School District 91

County & State: Bonneville County, Idaho

Name of Teacher / Perpetrator: Paul E. “Rick” Landon

Age of Teacher: 66

Month/Year of Arrest: February 2015

Month/Year of Sentencing: August 2015

News Source: Idaho State Journal

 

Paul E. “Rick” Landon, a former substitute teacher for Idaho Falls School District, was arrested in February 2015 and subsequently pleaded guilty to two felony counts of sexual abuse by soliciting a minor to participate in a sexual act and one felony count of lewd conduct with a child. At the time of his arrest, he faced four counts of sexual abuse and three counts of lewd conduct, but ended up pleading guilty to only three counts as part of a plea agreement.  He will serve a minimum of six years in prison and a maximum of 25. According to the Idaho State Journal, two victims were involved in the alleged incidents. Idaho Falls School District officials said Landon passed a rigorous pre-hiring screening, including fingerprinting and background checks.