Driver’s ed teacher who sexually abused students gets jail

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Washington County District Attorney’s Office says a Portland Community College driving instructor who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing female students during lessons has been sentenced to six months in jail. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Paul Douglas Burdick pleaded guilty to six counts of third-degree sex abuse in January. He had faced another 15 counts of sex abuse, which prosecutors later dismissed. Burdick was accused of groping driving students during practice or test drives. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the abuse occurred between 2012 and 2018. Three of the students have filed a lawsuit against him, seeking $2 million each.