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.