05/29/2015 12:04 EDT | Updated 05/29/2016 05:59 EDT

Calgary Teacher Adam MacPherson Sentenced For Having Sex With Student

CALGARY - A Calgary teacher has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for sexual interference and sexual exploitation while in a position of trust.

Adam MacPherson was a teacher at a private school when he had a three-year sexual relationship with a student.

The girl was 14 when the relationship began.

The teacher’s lawyer, Cory Wilson, says he’s incredibly remorseful, noting the judge found his apology to be genuine.

Wilson also says MacPherson’s teaching career is over.

The now 37-year-old teacher also infected the girl with a sexually transmitted disease.

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