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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Ex-substitute teacher pleads guilty to molestation

  • TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former substitute teacher in the Sand Springs school district has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to molesting a student, child porn charges and providing alcohol to a minor.
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  • TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former substitute teacher in the Sand Springs school district has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to molesting a student, child porn charges and providing alcohol to a minor.
     
    Online court records show that 38-year-old Steven Beard pleaded guilty Monday to 11 counts of lewd molestation and single counts of manufacturing child pornography, possessing child pornography and providing alcohol to a minor.
     
    Beard was charged in August after the mother of a 14-year-old middle school student reported to police that she found inappropriate text messages from Beard to her daughter.
     
    The court records show that Beard asked for sex offender treatment and that his sentence will be reviewed for possible modifications in January 2014.

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