Former school worker gets 4 years for having sex with students

Former school worker gets 4 years for having sex with students
FILE: Donte Lipscomb makes court appearance on Jan. 30, 2012.
TACOMA, Wash. -- A former security guard at Stadium High School in Tacoma was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for having sex with three high school students.

Donte Lipscomb, 32, starting having sex with a 16-year-old student in mid 2010 while he was employed as a school security guard. Prosecutors say he also instigated a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student just before the holiday break in 2011.

In all, Lipscomb had sex with three students from April 2009 to June 2011.

Prosecutors say Lipscomb would call the girls out of class and have them report to the school's security office -- sometimes twice a week -- to have sex with them.

"Our schools should be safe zones," Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said in a statement. "The legislature has made this conduct illegal and our Special Assault Unit vigorously prosecutes these cases."

Two of the victims came forward when one found out about the other, and the third told her story a short time later.

Police arrested Lipscomb in January 2012.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual misconduct and was sentenced Friday to 48 months in prison.

Once he's released, Lipscomb will be supervised by the Department of Corrections for a year and will be required to register as a sex offender, according to prosecutors.