Cortez Sentenced to 8 Years

A former Mexico Band director that plead guilty to inappropriately touching a male student was sentenced today. [Monday]

44 year old Robert Cortez was sentenced to 4 years on each count of Sexual Contact with a Student by a teacher, with the sentences to run consecutively, for a total of 8 years in the Department of Corrections.


Cortez touched the student while on a trip to Columbia above and below his clothing.

He has been remanded to the custody of the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office.

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