Dance Teacher Sentenced for Molesting Child
The Binghamton dance teacher convicted of sexually molesting children is to spend 15 years in prison.
Samantha Werkheiser was convicted last month of felony sexual conduct against a child in the incidents involving a relative.
Werkheiser’s partner, who ran another dance studio, was also convicted in connection with allegations she molested young girls.
Werkheiser had faced a maximum of 25 years in prison.
She had been sentenced to 12 years under a previous conviction that had been thrown out on appeal.
In court, Werkheiser maintained she never sexually abused a child.
Following her prison term, the former teacher is to serve 20 years on probation and two orders of protection have been issued.