Former Braham teacher sentenced Nov. 14 for criminal sexual conduct
“A year ago this month, our family’s life changed forever. After our daughter left school that day, she came home a different person. This is something as parents we never expected to happen from a teacher, and something our daughter never expected to happen from someone she considered a friend.”
Assistant Anoka County Attorney Amy Reed-Hall read those words on behalf of the victim’s family during the Nov. 14 sentencing of a former Braham physical education teacher who pled guilty to criminal sexual conduct.
Christopher Calvin Vavra, 25, pled guilty on May 16, 2012 to felony, 4th degree criminal sexual conduct.
Vavra was originally charged in Isanti County District Court in Cambridge on Nov. 28, 2011 with 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct and 4th degree criminal sexual conduct. Both charges are serious felonies, noting Vavra was in a position of authority over the victim. See more in Editor Rachel Kytonen’s Isanti County News story.