Buechner, 70, to be sentenced Nov. 7 on molestation charge

By Neal Putnam

The sentencing of a 70-year-old Ramona man for molesting a 15-year-old boy was delayed Oct. 24 until Nov. 7.

Robert Buechner, a former teacher’s aide, remains free on $250,000 bond. Chula Vista Superior Court Judge Kathleen Lewis agreed to the delay after Buechner’s attorney requested more time.

Buechner was a teacher’s aide at Ramona High School until just before his arrest in March. The youth lives in Chula Vista and Buechner met him through a family member. The case doesn’t affect any Ramona students.

The maximum sentence is four years and four months, according to Deputy District Attorney Karra Reedy, who said probation has been ruled out. Buechner could receive a 16-month term, but will be required to register as a sex offender after he is paroled.

Buechner pleaded guilty in June to oral copulation and lewd conduct with a minor. The teen-ager did not have to testify.

A message was left for Buechner’s attorney, Ryan Tegnelia, but he couldn’t be reached for comment. Tegnelia said in March his client had no previous accusations in his 30 years in education. He is married with adult children.

   
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