A former Michigan teacher convicted of trying to take photos up a 15-year-old student's skirt during class has been sentenced to 180 days in jail.

Forty-one-year-old Steven Sanger also received 30 months of probation at his sentencing Tuesday in Kent County Circuit Court.

The former Byron Center High School science teacher and track coach was accused of using a digital camera to secretly snap images of the girl's underwear in June 2007.

Investigators found no photos. Sanger repeatedly denied the charge.

He was convicted in August of attempting to capture or distribute an image of an unclothed person.

Defense lawyer Daniel Watkins did not immediately return a phone message.