GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — Prosecutors on Friday levied the maximum sentence on a former Caprock Academy teacher accused of having sex with and grooming a 15-year-old student.
District Attorney Dan Rubinstein confirmed that 39-year-old Adam Burke received the maximum penalty of 6 years to life. Burke may be eligible for parole following extensive treatment but would remain on parole for the rest of his life.
Burke was also ordered to pay $5,500 in restitution to the victim’s compensation fund to cover counseling for his victim.
Burke pleaded guilty to sexual assault in October.