Knehans sentencing delayed

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A problem completing the Sentencing Advisory Report (SAR) means Christopher Knehans won’t be sentenced until February, Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green said in a docket entry last week.

Knehans, 38, is the former Jefferson City High School band teacher who pleaded guilty in September to two counts of sexual contact with a student in September 2011.

Green had scheduled Knehans’ sentencing for 9 a.m. Wednesday.

But, the docket entry noted, the judge was told the “SAR will not be completed by 12-12-12 through no fault of Probation & Parole.”

The SAR is ordered by the court and prepared by Probation and Parole staff, to give the judge more background about the defendant in a case, and an assessment of punishment options.

Green scheduled a new sentencing hearing for 9 a.m. Feb. 20.

Knehans pleaded guilty to inappropriately touching a female Jefferson City High School student on two occasions — Sept. 10 and Sept. 23, 2011.

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