Fmr. teacher pleads guilty to child porn charges - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Fmr. teacher pleads guilty to child porn charges

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A former teacher accused of drugging two children and offering them to a Florida man for sex will plead guilty to child pornography charges.

According to documents filed in court by her attorney, Melissa B. Gray will enter a so-called "blind plea" to possession and distribution of child pornography charges.

It means that she will get no promise of a lenient sentencing recommendation from federal prosecutors in Mobile. U.S. Magistrate Judge Katherine "Kit" Nelson scheduled a Sept. 23 change of plea hearing.

Gray, a 30-year-old former schoolteacher, faces a mandatory-minimum sentence of five years in prison. A worst-case scenario of her punishment under advisory sentencing guidelines shows she could get more than 12½ years.

U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose will make the final decision.

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