Virginia Middle School Teacher Sentenced for Sexual Battery of Students

A middle school math teacher in Virginia was sentenced to 20 years after being found guilty of aggravated sexual battery of two female students.

Jose Daniel Estrada, 36, of Clifton, Virginia, had 12 years of his sentence suspended but will be on supervised probation during those 12 years. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Authorities said there were separate incidents with two female students at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School.

“This came together because of a courageous young student,” Falls Church police Chief Mary Gavin said in a news release at the time of Estrada's release.. “She did exactly what she should have done. She fled and told adults right away. She is a remarkable person, and I admire her tenacity and bravery, as well the second student who also came forward. I also appreciate the adults who said to these children, ‘I believe you’ and ‘It’s not your fault’ then reported to the authorities.”

Police did not provide further information about the sexual assault.

Estrada started working for the school system in July 2015, a spokesperson said.

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