Former Teacher Sentenced to Two Years in State Prison
Caroline Cook and Jeremy Unger
May 28, 2010
Eight months after he was arrested, former Miramonte English teacher Mark Litton was sentenced on Tuesday, May 18. Litton was arrested by Walnut Creek police at Miramonte High School, on Friday September 10. He was charged with committing unlawful sexual intercourse, sexual penetration of a person under the age of 18, and oral copulation with a minor.
Litton pled no contest to the charges. He was convicted of the four felonies under: Penal Code sections 261.5, 288a(b)(1), and Penal Code 289 (h).
Litton was sentenced to two years in State Prison and was awarded 490 days credit against the two-year sentence. Therefore, he will not be required to serve the entire two-year sentence and will be released sometime next year. In addition, he was ordered to pay restitution to the victim and court costs.
According to the Contra Costa Superior Court records, the judge in the case did not require Litton to register as a sex offender.
The Acalanes Union High School District terminated Litton’s employment as a result of his no contest plea, a measure required by state law, district officials said last Friday. Litton had previously been on unpaid leave with his teaching credentials revoked until the trial had finished.
Litton taught English at Miramonte High School for just over four years and had previously taught at Northgate High School.