Ex-Phoenix teacher Kenne Worthen gets 25 years in prison for inappropriate relationship with girl

Posted at 12:03 PM, Aug 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-06 12:11:10-04

A former Phoenix teacher will spend the next 25 years behind bars for having an inappropriate relationship with a young girl.

Kenne Worthen, 29, was also sentenced Friday to lifetime probation. He pleaded guilty to sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of attempt to commit molestation of a child.

Worthen, who used to be a teacher at Longview Elementary, was arrested in April 2015. Police said Worthen had been exchanging inappropriate text messageswith the then 12-year-old girl.