HOT SPRINGS – Former Hot Springs High School teacher George Krenz returned to Hot Springs last week, to complete his sentence for his conviction on one count felony sexual contact with a minor and eight separate counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor.
Krenz was sentenced by Judge Jeff Davis in 2008 to 15 years for the felony contact conviction, and one year each, on the misdemeanor furnishing alcohol charges. According to the transcript of Krenz’s sentencing, Davis’ order mandates that the sentencing for the misdemeanors “be served one after the other for a period of eight years.”
Krenz was paroled from the Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield on April 16, after serving 7½ years of his original sentences, and was remanded to the Fall River County Jail to complete the final portion of his sentence. Krenz petitioned to serve the remainder of his sentence in Springfield, and is credited with time served for the period while he contested the move to Hot Springs. He arrived back at the local jail on July 8 and jail records show that he is scheduled for release on Feb. 7, 2016.
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Krenz, who is now 38 years old, pled guilty to the charges in December of 2007. The minors were students of Krenz’s while he was a teacher at Hot Springs High School during the 2006-07 school year. Other felony rape charges were dismissed in a plea agreement with the Fall River State’s Attorney at that time.
Krenz had recently requested a hearing on a Motion to Correct Illegal Sentence, which was denied by Davis. He has also seen a request for a hearing by the S.D. Supreme Court be denied.