Former Virginia teacher will serve 5 years for crimes involving children
11/04/2019 6:25 pm PST
By Lia Tabackman, WTVR
NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) -- A former New Kent County teacher will spend five years behind bars for crimes against children involving a former student.
Matthew Spencer Duckworth, 40, was indicted by a New Kent County Grand Jury in November 2018 on five counts of use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim was a 16-year-old female student of Duckworth.
The complaint alleged the biology teacher sent the girl a photo of a naked white man from the chest down via a social media app. The victim said she believed the photo was of Duckworth. Court documents also said Duckworth gave her Xanax pills.
Duckworth was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the crimes. Five of those 10 years were suspended, however.
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