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Ex-teacher gets 2 years for sending nude photo to student

RICHMOND, Va. – A former Virginia high school teacher has been sentenced to two years in prison for sending a nude photo of himself to one of his students.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the penalty to Benjamin Brittain was above the advisory sentencing guidelines, ranging from one day to three months behind bars.

The prosecutors said Brittain was an economics teacher at Deep Run high School, when he sent nude photos of himself via social media to a 16-year-old girl in 2016. She said he also sent the girl messages saying that he wanted to have sex with her.

Britain apologized to the judge imposed his sentence Friday, saying he is “exceedingly, immeasurably sorry for what he did.

Brittain pleaded guilty in February to taking indecent liberties with a minor.

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Information: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.richmond.com

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