Kurtz on Sept. 3 pleaded guilty to corruption and no contest to the indecent assault charge. He originally was scheduled for sentencing Oct. 8, but petitioned the court Monday to have his sentencing expedited, according to court records.
The 16-year-old girl and her parents were present in the courtroom for the sentencing, but did not make any statements to the court, according to Assistant District Attorney David Rahauser.
According to Chambersburg police, Kurtz, on several occasions between Sept. 1, 2002, and April 24 of this year, inappropriately touched the girl, which was the substance of the indecent assault charge. During that same time, police said he also showed the girl graphic and sexually explicit materials and engaged her in conversations of a sexual nature.
Kurtz also was charged with felony counts of aggravated indecent assault and criminal attempt to commit aggravated indecent assault, charges that were dismissed July 21 when he waived his preliminary hearing before District Justice Gary Carter.
A conviction on each of those charges carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
Kurtz, who was suspended with pay after the charges were filed in April, was fired by the Chambersburg Area School District on July 22.
At the time Kurtz's plea was taken, Rahauser said he recommended a probationary sentence following consultations with the victim, her family and the school district.