RICHMOND, Va. – A former Virginia high school teacher accused of sending a nude photo of himself to one of his students pleaded guilty to taking indecent liberties with a minor.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Benjamin Brittain, a former professor of economics at Deep Run High School in Glen Allen entered the plea on Wednesday. His lawyer says that he is a “good man” is a bad decision and is very remorseful.
A public prosecutor said Brittain, now 29, sent inappropriate messages to a 16-year-old student in the beginning of 2016. He left the high school after the end of the year and was attending law school at Elon University in Greensboro, North Carolina when he was arrested.
Brittain faces up to five years in prison at his sentencing on May 23.
Information: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.richmond.com