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By Susan Larson. Photo provided by the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office.

Update Friday, Nov. 11, 2016
An ongoing relationship with a teenage student led to the 12-month jail sentence for now-former Massaponax High School teacher Kyle Toth, according to published reports. The student, now 18 and graduated, was 17 at the time. Toth received the maximum amount of time allowed by law on the misdemeanor charge.

A 2009 Virginia Teacher of the Year in Spotsylvania County has been sentenced to 12 months in jail for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Kyle Toth, 39, a now former English teacher at Massaponax High School, plead guilty in Spotsylvania Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court on November 3, 2016, and was sentenced the same day.

“The investigation began in mid-September, when school administration contacted the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office,” said Capt. Jeff Pearce, spokesperson for the sheriff’s office. Pearce said he could not elaborate.

During the investigation, Toth was placed on administrative leave. He is no longer an employee of the school division.

“The investigation concluded with the issuance of an arrest warrant for Toth on October 24,” Pearce said. Toth, accompanied by his attorney, surrendered himself to the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office.

Toth was one of eight teachers named teachers of the year by the Virginia Department of Education (VDE) in 2009.

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