Former Cobb County teacher Spencer Wayne Herron pleaded guilty on Thursday in Cherokee County Superior Court to sexual assault of a student that occurred in Woodstock during 2016.

According to the Cherokee County District Attorney's Office:

In the plea, Herron admits to bringing a 16-year-old Kell High School student to the Woodstock Microtel Inn & Suites for sex in July, 2016.

During the plea hearing Thursday, Judge John Sumner sentenced Herron to six years, with the first five years to be served in confinement. During probation, Herron is forbidden from having contact with the victim and must adhere to sex offender conditions that include no contact with any minors.

The Cherokee County sentence will run concurrent to the sentence he received in Cobb County, where he pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual assault of a student and received a sentence of 20 years, with the first five to serve in confinement.

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