''Teacher Grandpa" sentenced for rape

Published:

 

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A former Spokane day care worker who was known as "Teacher Grandpa" has been sentenced to at least 10 years in prison for child rape.

66-year-old Eugene R. Wright is to serve 123 months and undergo a sexual deviance evaluation before he's released, which could mean he stays in prison for the rest of his life.

Wright was arrested in 2010 for sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl at the Bigfoot Child Care Center at Spokane Community College.

Wright pleaded guilty to first-degree child rape on Jan. 27 and was sentenced by Spokane County Superior Court Judge Harold Clarke.

___

Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com