Dan Hussan: teacher accused of inappropriate student contact offered plea deal

Has not yet accepted or declined deal

FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- A plea deal has been offered to a St. Lucie County teacher accused of having inappropriate contact with seven teenaged girls.

Marine and Oceanographic Academy (MOA) teacher, Dan Hussan, was presented with a deal that could give him less prison time than what he could receive if found guilty during a trial.

The deal would put him in prison for 10 years, followed by 10 years of sex offender probation, according to prosecutors.

He would also have to register as a sex offender for life.

One of his alleged victims spoke in support of the plea deal. "I believe that he should take it because being one of the victims, I don't feel comfortable with him walking around on the streets," one of the girls said.

We are not naming her to protect her identity.

If Hussan and his attorney accept the plea deal, the girls would not have to testify at a trial.

"I don't want to have to do that. I don't want to have to sit in front of him and look at his face," the alleged victim said.

The girl's father, however, wants to see Hussan stand trial, for the chance that he could be handed a longer prison sentence. "I want to give him everything we could possible give to him legally, and then some," her father said. "She's a tough kid. She'll handle it."

Meanwhile, the family is working to move forward with their lives, selling their home and finding a new school for the girl.

"I just want it to be over with so we can go on and live our lives," the girl said.

We reached out to Hussan's attorney for comment but were not given a response Thursday.

Prosecutors say there is not a set timeframe for when Hussan and his attorney would have to accept or decline the plea deal.

He is due back in court on July 9.
 

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