Former Slinger Band Teacher Sentenced in Sexual Assault Case

A former Slinger High School band teacher will receive the maximum sentence for sexually assaulting a student at his home eighteen years ago. David Hanke will spend five years in prison – along with five years of extended supervision. When the victim came forward in 2016, multiple other women also spoke up with accusations against the former teacher. Hanke had multiple letters read to the court, testifying for his good character – but a Washington County judge reportedly responded by telling Hanke that he is not the victim in the situation. He was found guilty following a jury trial back in April.