Updated:SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. —
Former high school teacher Scott Kimbrough will spend the next 12 years in prison and will be labeled a sex predator for the remainder of his life.
Channel 9 has been following Kimbrough's story for more than a year, since the former Lyman High School teacher was arrested.
Kimbrough didn't say a word at Monday's sentencing hearing. One of his victims, a young woman, did most of the talking.
"I can hardly begin to put into words what the past couple years have put me through, but in order to feel vindicated and put myself past Scott Kimbrough, I have to," the victim said. "From the day I met him I liked him, probably because he was a friendly person and in a familiar environment."
She told the judge that Kimbrough first offered to listen to her problems and he became a confidant. She said it turned into much more.
"In January, we had sex for the first time. He told me he loved me and asked me to be his girlfriend," the young woman said.
Kimbrough was fired after he was arrested and charged with having sex with two teenage girls.
The woman said she went into a downward spiral of depression and anxiety following Kimbrough's arrest.
"Needless to say, I still have trouble functioning in everyday life because of what he did," the young woman said.
As part of a plea deal, Kimbrough was sentenced to in prison for 12 years, followed by 10 years of probation.
"All things considered, Scott's crime is unforgivable in my eyes," said the young woman.
The second victim in the case was not in the courtroom Monday.