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Former Grand Forks Teacher Sentenced in Sex Case; Says He’s Sorry for What Happened

The former Grand Forks Central High School spoke before the court before he was sentenced

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The fate of the former Grand Forks Central High School teacher charged with having a sexual relationship with a student has been decided. James Whalen will be heading to prison. It’s former teacher James Whalen’s face you see in the headlines…but as the state’s attorney reads a statement, it’s his victim that feels front and center….

Former Grand Forks Teacher Sentenced To Prison

James Whalen must register as a sex offender.

James WhalenJames Whalen, the former Grand Forks Central High School teacher who pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with a student, is sentenced. Whalen was sentenced to two years in prison with two years suspended. Five years supervised probation. He will have to register as a sex offender. The 42-year old Whalen pleaded guilty in January to sexual assault…