DALLAS - A former Dallas high school teacher avoided prison for a sexual assault and improper relationship with a student.
Philon Deberry was a wrestling coach and teacher at Molina High School in Oak Cliff.
He pleaded guilty for having an improper relationship with a student in 2012. But, He pleaded no contest to sexually assaulting her.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Deberry lured the 17-year-old girl into a locker room and forced her to perform sexual acts on him. She finally got away by hitting him.
Deberry was sentenced to five years of probation for the improper relationship and he got 10 years of deferred adjudication for the sexual assault.
He will have to register as a sex offender.
He is also accused in another case that involved an alleged consensual relationship with a student, but it is still pending.