Ex-vice principal gets jail over salacious chats

May 16, 2011 12:09:41 PM PDT
A former suburban Philadelphia vice principal has been ordered to spend at least 2½ years in prison for salacious conversations he had with two students.

A Montgomery County judge sentenced 37-year-old Charles Daniel Hurst to up to 5 years in prison on Monday for the conversations he had with two students he met while an administrator at Pennbrook Middle School.

Hurst pleaded guilty to charges including corruption of a minor in March. He was not accused of having any physical contact with the boys.

Hurst had left the North Penn School District for another district when he was charged last summer.

Defense attorney Gregory Nestor sought probation. He tells the Norristown Times-Herald that Hurst has "already suffered an enormous punishment" in the loss of his career.