Former Teacher Sentenced To Prison

A former Vancleave Middle School teacher who admitted having sex with a 13-year-old student has been sentenced to eight years in prison with four years suspended.

Christopher Eluterius, 30, pleaded guilty to two charges of sexual battery. He was sentenced Thursday in Jackson County Circuit Court.

According to prosecutors, the female student skipped one of her classes and met Eluterius in his classroom during a period when he wasn't teaching class. The incidents took place in February 2001.

Eluterius is required to register as a sex offender when he is released from prison and will spend four years on probation. He surrendered his teaching license and agreed to avoid contact with the girl.