Teacher who had sex with student gets probation

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Guam – A former Guam Department of Education teacher who was depicted in a video having sex with a student in 2015 was sentenced in court today and he will not be spending a single day in jail.

Former GDOE teacher Stephen Cahill was arrested in 2015 after a video surfaced of him having sex with a high school student. When the video surfaced, Cahill apparently accidentally sent the video through WhatsApp to a woman who identified herself as his ex-girlfriend.

On Tuesday, he accepted a plea deal with the government, admitting to the crime and pleading guilty to one count of official misconduct as a misdemeanor.

According to his attorney, Randall Cunliffe, the plea deal negotiated means that he will avoid jail time and instead will be on probation for a period of one year. As part of the deal Cahill will also have to complete 50 hours of community service.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.