ROTC instructor gets 1 year in jail for sex with student

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- A substitute teacher and ROTC instructor at Mar Vista High School who had sex with a 17-year-old female student was sentenced Friday to a year in jail.

Martin Albert Gallegos, 48, pleaded guilty last month to statutory rape. He also admitted an allegation that the victim, a senior, was not his spouse and was more than three years younger than him.

At sentencing Friday, Gallegos was placed on three years probation but won't be required to register as a sex offender.

The defendant was arrested April 9, one day after a campus police officer got a report about the crime, which occurred about a month earlier, said sheriff's Lt. Dan Brislin.

Gallegos had worked for the Sweetwater Union High School District since last fall, filling in periodically for full-time teachers, according to district spokesman Manny Rubio.