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Corrigan teacher gets probation for 'sexting'

Jennifer Hudspeth mug shot courtesy of Polk County Jail. Jennifer Hudspeth mug shot courtesy of Polk County Jail.

By Holley Nees - email

LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) - A Corrigan-Camden teacher agreed to 10 years of probation after pleading guilty to sending inappropriate text messages to teen students.

According to court records, Jennifer Hudspeth must also pay a $1,000 fine, serve 200 hours in community service and 10 consecutive weekends in Polk County Jail.

According to a previous report, Hudspeth sent the messages to 15- and 16-year-old boys.

Prosecuting attorney Kaycee Jones said she was happy with the sentence.

"It certainly is gratifying that we're able to help victims of any type of crime, but in this case a sexual crime, and show that we will protect both the children and ease parents fears that if something were to happen to their child and this should occur, that our office and law enforcement will take it seriously," Jones said.

Hudspeth was originally indicted by a Polk County grand jury back in January of 2009 for sending explicit text message to 15- and 16-year-old boys. Later she was indicted again on two additional counts of online solicitation of a minor. Now, she'll be required to register as a sex offender.

The former elementary school teacher was arrested more than a year ago. The grand jury found that she intentionally communicated in a sexually explicit manner with more than one minor.

"She did testify during the punishment," Jones said. "She never apologized for anything that she did."

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