A former San Clemente High School drama teacher was convicted Wednesday of five misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a 17-year-old girl who had been one of his students.
Municipal Court Judge Edward Laird found William G. Gekas, 40, guilty of keeping the girl out past curfew, furnishing her with alcohol and encouraging her to disobey her mother.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Marvin Stern called the conviction a "vindication of a lot of good, concerned parents in the San Clemente area."
Gekas faces up to a year in jail and a $500 fine for each count. Sentencing was scheduled for April 21.