A former Tulare Western High School band teacher has been sentenced to prison time for child porn.
54-year-old Raymond Ferenci was sentenced to six and a half years in prison.
He was convicted of having two years worth of sexually explicit pictures of pre-teen girls on his computer. His sentence will be followed by ten years of supervised release.
Ferenci was arrested by Tulare Police, along with the Fresno Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force at his Visalia home back in November of 2008. The arrest stemmed from a seven month investigation which began after the Tulare Police Department received a report of Ferenci sending inappropriate text messages to three of his students.
One victim has filed a restitution claim seeking monetary compensation. A hearing in that case is scheduled for next month.
Prior to his arrest, Ferenci had taught at Tulare Western High School for 20 years.