Ex-Florida high school band director pleads guilty to sexual misconduct charges

TAMPA, Fla. — A former band director at a west-central Florida high school on Tuesday pleaded guilty to three charges of unlawful sexual activity with an underage student.

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Jason Phillip Allgair, 37, of Tampa, was sentenced to four years in prison with 10 years of probation, WFTS-TV reported. Allgair accepted a plea agreement to the three first-degree felony counts of sexual misconduct with a minor while being an authority figure, the television station reported.

Allgair was arrested in June 2020 and charged with 30 counts of being an authority figure engaging in sexual conduct with a student, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies said the victim claimed she was involved in a relationship with Allgair, who taught at Steinbrenner High School in the Tampa suburb of Lutz, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

The sheriff’s office said the incidents occurred from October 2017 to May 2018 between Allgair and the female student, who was 17 at the time, WTSP-TV reported.

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Allgair had taught at Steinbrenner High School since 2016. Before that, he taught for nine years at nearby Wharton High School, according to the Laker/Lutz News.

Allgair will turn himself in to authorities on Feb. 7, WFTS reported.

In a statement after the sentencing, the victim said the sexual abuse obliterated her hope, identity and the entire foundation of her life, according to the television station.