Former teacher admits sexting middle schooler

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A former teacher at Martin Luther King Middle School admitted in court Wednesday that he texted a photo of his private parts to a student, the prosecutor said.

Ryan Patrick Marshall, 38, pleaded guilty to disseminating material harmful to a minor, a misdemeanor, said Assistant District Attorney Kelly Miller. He received a 45-day suspended sentence and 18 months’ probation and was ordered to get a mental health assessment, she said.

The incident occurred last April. Miller said the mother of a 13-year-old girl found inappropriate texts from Marshall on the girl’s phone and texted back, pretending to be the student, to set up a meeting at a skating rink. Marshall showed up, but when the mother confronted him, he said he was there to pick up his niece, Miller said.

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