A former Texas kindergarten teacher received a 40 year sentence in state prison for molesting children in his classroom, specifically a six-year-old girl last year.

Thomas Lloyd Cannon was sentenced Friday to serve four decades behind bars on four, first-degree felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and three second-degree counts of indecency with a child by contact.

Cannon, 42, was a teacher at Iduma Elementary School in the Killeen Independent School District until May 2017 when, originally, he was arrested and charged with the aggravated sexual assault of a child. At the time, the six-year-old student at the center of the sexual assault case told her grandmother that Cannon did “nasty things to me and my friend,” according to KCEN. Reportedly, this included sexual intercourse, according to the arrest affidavit.

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