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Former Joshua Tree 1st grade teacher sentenced 60 years for molestation

Caleb Hesse, 52, is shown in this undated booking photo.

January 24, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A former first-grade teacher has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for molesting children.

Caleb Hesse, 52, pleaded guilty last month to five counts of molesting boys under the age of 15.

Investigators say Hesse, who worked at Friendly Hills Elementary School in Joshua Tree, molested children as young as 9 over a 25-year period. Hesse also volunteered with a church group in Yucca Valley.