A California teacher who was convicted of sexually assaulting a teenager slashed his throat with a razor blade in court immediately after being found guilty of the crime Wednesday.

56-year-old Jeffrey Scott Jones was accused of molesting and having sex with a teen female relative of his live-in girlfriend back in 2012 and 2013.

A jury deliberated for just two hours before convicting him of continuous sexual abuse and aggravated sexual assault of a child. That’s when he made his move to slit his throat.

Authorities aren’t sure how Mr. Jones, who had been free on bail, managed to get the razor blade past security.

The former Advanced Placement English teacher at the Libra Academy, faces 66 years to life in prison. He was rushed to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


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