Cameron Thor, 55, was found guilty of one count of engaging in a lewd act with a child on Wednesday (26Aug15), after a jury panel deliberated for a day on the facts surrounding his 2009 sex attack on a former student.

The unnamed girl, now 19, charged Thor with taking her to the Santa Monica Mountains after an acting class at his home in Agoura Hills, California and sexually assaulting her.

Thor, who will be sentenced on 9 October (15), faces eight years behind bars.