REED CITY — Former Evart High School principal Alan Kullman will be sentenced to at least seven years in prison for having sexual contact with a 14-year-old female student.

Earlier this month, Kullman pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct during a pretrial in Osceola County’s 49th Circuit Court. He will be sentenced at 9:15 a.m. on Friday in Judge Ronald Nichols’ courtroom at the Osceola County Courthouse, located at 301 W. Upton Ave. in Reed City.

Kullman was arrested in June and charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. That same month, he resigned from his position at Evart High School.

The former educator had entered a guilty plea to one of the three charges against him and was scheduled to be sentenced in October. However, due to a disagreement between the defense and prosecution in “scoring” for the sentencing, prosecutors withdrew their offer.

During the sentence scoring process, which is designed to create sentencing guidelines, attorneys on both sides of a case evaluate a person’s prior record, the crime committed, the severity of the crime and other factors relevant to the case.