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Updated: 05/22/2014 08:00:04AM

Ex-teacher sentenced to 12 years in prison

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Luis Omar Alvarez, 36, a former DeSoto County High School band teacher, was sentenced Monday to 12 years in state prison on charges of sexual battery with one of his students. In addition, Alvarez will be on probation for 10 years upon his release, his teaching certificate is permanently revoked and he is now designated a sexual predator.

Alvarez was tried on two counts of sexual battery against a person over 12 but under 18 years old where the defendant had custodial authority, a first-degree felony, and was convicted in April of one count.

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