Miller Co educator gets 20 years for sexual contact with student

Mark Edwards

A former Miller County teacher will spend the next 20 years in prison for having sexual contact with a student.

Mark Edwards, 44, of Eldon pleaded guilty Friday to one count of statutory sodomy.  He was sentenced the same day.

Edwards was arrested in April 2018, after deputies were notified about allegations of misconduct between a School of the Osage teacher and a student on a school bus. 

Edwards was released from his position at the school shortly after the allegations surfaced.