Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sending Nude Photos to Student

SUSAN MOORE, Ala. (WHNT)–  A Blount County teacher entered a guilty plea Monday to transmitting obscene material to a minor.  Deputies arrested Crystal Clowdus, 32, back in December.  She was a teacher at Susan Moore High School.

“The plea agreement is that she will will receive a ten year sentence, suspended on nine years of that,” said District Attorney Pamela Casey. ” She will serve 9 months in the Blount County jail, followed by 6 months of house arrest.”

Clowdus will also have to surrender her Alabama teaching license and will have to register as a sex offender.

According to Casey, Clowdus was sending nude photos of herself to a 15-year-old male student.   Casey says the teacher also propositioned the student for sex via text message.

Casey was also critical of school officials who she says didn’t not report the incident after it was brought to their attention.

“The principal was aware of a situation three weeks before the parent of the victim became aware.   Fast forward.   The parent approaches the principal and he indicates he wants to keep this in house.”

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation has been brought in to look into why school officials did not report the incident in a more timely manner.

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