A former third grade teacher at McLoud changed her plea Friday and admitted 31 felony counts, drawing 45 years in prison.

A former McLoud teacher changed her plea here Friday in District Court to 31 felony counts involving inappropriate conduct with her third grade students and has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Kimberly Ann Crain, 50, appeared before District Judge John Canavan for sentencing on 18 counts of sexual exploitation of a child under 12, one count of conspiracy and one count of lewd molestation, along with 11 counts of possession of child pornography.

She previously had entered a blind plea, but following testimony Friday morning by several character witnesses who spoke on her behalf, changed her plea Friday afternoon and admitted all 31 counts.