Former Whitney High School teacher Matthew Yamamoto has pleaded guilty to four felony sexual misconduct counts stemming from his relationship with a student, the Placer County District Attorney's office announced Thursday.
Yamamoto, who taught physics at Whitney High, was arrested Sept. 17, 2012 on suspicion of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old.
The 33-year-old teacher on Wednesday pleaded no contest to oral copulation with a minor, attempted sexual intercourse with a minor and sexual penetration of a minor. The court will determine at his sentencing, which is scheduled for Nov. 19., whether he will have to register as a sex offender, according to the press release from the district attorney's office.
He faces a maximum of five years in state prison.