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4 1/2 years for music teacher accused of fondling teen

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A Glendale Heights music teacher accused of fondling an underage teen student was sentenced Wednesday to 4 1/2 years in prison.
 
In a negotiated agreement with DuPage County prosecutors, John Hammond, 55, of the 1200 block of Pleasant Drive, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
 
According to prosecutors, Hammond molested the 14-year-old girl between January 2011 and January 2012 at his home. Hammond was giving the girl guitar lessons, authorities said.
 
He was arrested in January. By law, Hammond is eligible for day-for-day sentencing, which means his actual prison term could be closer to about two years.

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