Almarcus Dewayne Thomas, the Tucker math teacher convicted of multiple sex crimes, was sentenced this week to 30 years, 20 of which he will spend behind bars.
Thomas, 43, was arrested a year ago after the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit investigated him for alleged sexual activity with a 15-year-old female student at Tucker Middle School.
He pleaded guilty to multiple counts, including child molestation, statutory rape, sexual battery and invasion of privacy.
"These alleged crimes involve a man who preyed on a minor while in a position of authority and respect as an educator," DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James said in a statement. "This plea reflects the acts of a monster who molested, abuse and took advantage of women and children in DeKalb County. We hope this begins the healing process for all individuals and families affected by these heinous crimes."