Ex-Teacher Guilty Plea, Nude Photo of Melinda Dennehy Sent to Student
By Julie Pike
Jul 27, 2010
Crime Beat New Hampshire - Melinda Dennehy, a former high school English teacher faced possible jail time as she sent an indecent photo of herself to a juvenile male student at Londonderry High School.
The student was fiftten years old at the time she sent him the racy pictures. CBS News reveals that the ex-teacher Dennehy, 41, of Hampstead, could have faced up to seven years in prison if she had gone to trial on the felony.
However, she has made a deal where she will avoid jail if she can behave herself.
As part of her plea deal, the teacher's "one-year jail sentence was suspended for two years on condition she remain on good behavior and have no contact with the teen or his family, or go to the school," reports CBS.
"I am truly sorry for my actions and poor judgment," Melinda Dennehy said in court after the judge agreed to her negotiated plea to a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure. She originally faced a felony count.
"I wish the student and his family well," she added.
*Update - Photos and more from court added from the Boston Globe.
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