(Grand Rapids Press) Looking dejected and slumped in stature, a middle school teacher learned how much prison time he'd get for repeatedly having sex with a student. Despite his crime though, the minor's mother insisted her daughter was no victim, but a survivor.
Wearing an orange jumpsuit, shackles and a few days' stubble, 31-year-old Vaughn J. Canamore on Wednesday, Sept. 7, stood before Ogemaw County Circuit Judge Robert W. Bennett for sentencing. The judge sentenced him to concurrent terms of 98 months to 15 years and 210 months to 40 years in prison, with credit for 212 days already served.
Canamore's victim was a student at Charlton Heston Academy in St. Helen, where Canamore was a teacher, police have said. Judge Bennett said the sexual contact began at the school, before Canamore on at least four occasions picked up the girl as she sneaked out of her house and took her to his West Branch home.
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