SANTA ANA (CBS SF/AP) — A former teacher convicted of sexually assaulting a teenager pulled a razor and slit his throat in a Santa Ana courtroom moments after the verdict.

City News Service says 56-year-old Jeffrey Scott Jones of Huntington Beach was rushed to a hospital Wednesday. His attorney says it appears he’ll recover.

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He’d been free on bail and authorities will try to determine how he got the razor into court.

Prosecutors said Jones molested and had sex with a teenage relative of his live-in girlfriend in 2012 and 2013.

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The defense said the girl made up the story because she was smoking marijuana and trying to hide it.

Jones was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child and continuous sexual abuse. He faces up to 66 years to life in prison.

The Los Angeles Times reported that prosecutors said Jones worked as a high school teacher for 27 years.

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