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Hemet high school vice principal pleads guilty to sex charges

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Erin Henton, an assistant principal at Tahquitz High School in Hemet, appears in this undated file photo. The 45-year-old woman was charged with 12 felony counts involving sexual contact with three underage male students.

Erin Henton, an assistant principal at Tahquitz High School in Hemet, appears in this undated file photo. The 45-year-old woman was charged with 12 felony counts involving sexual contact with three underage male students. (KABC Photo)

A former Hemet high school vice principal has pleaded guilty to three felony counts of sexual contact with underage male students.

Erin Henton, 45, admitted to statutory rape and was sentenced to a year in jail and three years probation Monday. Eleven other felony counts were dropped following a plea deal.

Henton, a former assistant principal at Tahquitz High School, was initially facing seven counts of unlawful sex with a minor, four counts of oral copulation and one count sending harmful or inappropriate material to a minor electronically.

On Monday, a judge also ordered her to attend sex addiction therapy and register as a sex offender.

Prosecutors say the crimes involved three male students at her school, over the course of a six-month period, starting in 2012.

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