Silvasy sentenced in Firelands nude photos case


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A six-month jail sentence has been imposed for former Lorain and Firelands math teacher Sean Silvasy, who pleaded guilty earlier this month to misdemeanor counts of endangering children.

Silvasy, 45, of Amherst, faced felony counts in August 2014 after investigators said he tried to convince two teenage boys to send him nude photos.

The boys, ages 16 and 17, worked for Silvasy at his rental properties, sheriff’s office detectives have said. An Amherst police report said he was stopped by officer Jake Podrosky four days after a secret indictment and a stun gun was found in his car.

Two and a half years later, he’s accepted a deal that carries 180 days a the Lorain County Correctional Facility. He changed his plea with a May 5 jury trial in sight.

Silvasy will get a sex offender evaluation and has been forced to surrender his Ohio Board of Education teaching license, according to court documents.

Silvasy worked for Firelands from 2006 to 2013, teaching, advising the high school yearbook and newspaper, and coaching bowling and golf.

He was suspended in October 2012 and resigned the next month.

The departure came on the heels of a mother who alleged Silvasy and her son exchanged inappropriate text messages that included references to the boy’s sexual preferences.

Then-superintendent Robert Hill filed a misconduct report with the state, saying the two had been texting for months.

When Silvasy was criminally charged, he was placed on leave by the Lorain Schools, where he worked at the alternative Credit Recovery Academy.

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