Ex-teacher charged with the abduction of a 15-year-old guilty will plead, lawyer says

After a five-week manhunt, authorities found and arrested Tad Cummins in a secluded cabin in Northern California.

(Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office)

A former teacher in Tennessee, who is in charge with the transportation of a minor for sex, has reportedly decided to plead guilty after “personal reflection.”

Tad Cummins faces charges including obstruction of justice and carrying a 15-year-old, about the borders for the purpose of engaging in a sexual conduct, the Tennessean reported.

Cummins’ lawyer announced his client’s reversal of course in a court filing Thursday. The client drew national attention in March 2017, when he allegedly disappeared with a former student.

After a five-week manhunt, Cummins and the girl were discovered in a remote forest cabin in Northern California.

In May 2017, Cummins pleaded not guilty, and later claimed that the police and his wife had “forced” him into admitting he had a sexual relationship with the teenager.

“After the case review, consultation, and personal reflection, he would like to enter a plea of guilty to both counts as charged in the Indictment,” a federal public defender wrote on Thursday to submit.

If convicted, Cummins faces from 10 years to life in prison, FOX 17 reported.

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