9-month sentence for dance instructor accused of molesting teen girl

EVERETT, Wash. – A Monroe dance studio instructor accused of touching a 15-year-old female student inappropriately on several occasions was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in jail. The instructor, identified as Kristopher A. Backman, 33, was sentenced in Snohomish County Superior Court after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of third-degree child molestation on Aug.…