A former substitute special education teacher’s assistant was sentenced Wednesday to 364 days in county jail, ordered to register as a sex offender and complete a 52-week sex offender class for inappropriate interactions with a female middle school student.

Superior Court Judge Michael D. Abzug also ordered Joshua Jacob Estrada, 26, to serve five years on probation and not to contact the victim, whom authorities said he touched inappropriately during physical education classes in November 2016 at David Wark Griffith Middle School in Los Angeles.

The judge suspended an eight-year state prison term that Estrada will not have to serve unless he violates the terms of his probation.

He was initially charged with six counts of committing a lewd act on a child involving the girl, but those charges were dismissed as a result of his no contest plea Feb. 23 in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom to five counts of contacting a minor to commit a sexual offense.

Estrada, who was given credit for 10 days he had already served after his December 2016 arrest, was taken into custody immediately after the sentencing to serve the remainder of his jail sentence.

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