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Former PENTA teacher sentenced to eight years for sexual battery

Luke Ryan, who worked at Genoa high school for more than a decade, was found guilty of engaging in sexual conduct with a student from December 2014 through April 2015.
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Published: Jul. 23, 2021 at 3:39 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 10, 2021 at 1:58 PM EDT
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GENOA, Ohio (WTVG) - A former Penta Career Center teacher who worked at Genoa High School has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of sexual battery and tampering with evidence.

Luke Ryan, who worked at Genoa high school for more than a decade, was found guilty of engaging in sexual conduct with a student from December 2014 through April 2015.

According to Genoa superintendent Michael Ferguson, Ryan was a Penta employee working as a vocational agricultural teacher at Genoa. He had been at Genoa since August 2008, until he was removed in April by Penta.

Ryan was also president of the Lucas County Fair Board. He resigned from that position in October.

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