Montague HS teacher enters plea in sex case

Ryan Wright
A mug shot of Ryan Wright from the Muskegon County Jail. (April 1, 2017)

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — A Montague High School teacher has entered a plea agreement in a sexual assault case.

Friday, Ryan Thomas Wright pleaded no contest to one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct during a pretrial hearing. As part of the plea deal, one count of three-degree criminal sexual conduct was dismissed.

The crime took place between June 16, 2016 and Feb. 27, 2017 at the school where 37-year-old Wright was a physical education teacher. Authorities started investigating the allegations on Feb. 27, Muskegon County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Tim Matt had previously said in a release.

Wright was placed on administrative leave shortly after the investigation. Superintendent Jeffrey Johnson told 24 Hour News 8 that Wright’s employment was terminated on April 17.