Maximum sentence for former Caprock Academy teacher

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.

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