Former UFC lightweight contender Hermes Franca has been sentenced to 42 months in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting an underage student at one of his academies in Oregon.
The news was first reported by The Oregonian on Friday.
Franca was brought up on charges in May with seven counts of first-degree sexual abuse, and two counts of second-degree unlawful sexual penetration.
In his plea agreement with the state, Franca eventually copped to one count of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of unlawful penetration. He will spend the next three and a half years in prison.
Following his stint in prison, Franca will also have four and a half years of post-prison supervision, and must register wherever he lives as a sex offender.
Franca last appeared in the UFC in 2009 where he was TKO’d by Tyson Griffin. Since that time, the former title contender has bounced around several small promotions in different locations around the world.
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