Former Seagraves Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sex with Student - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/19/08

Former Seagraves Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sex with Student

Source: Gains County Source: Gains County

A former Seagraves teacher has pleaded guilty to an improper relationship with a student.

NewsChannel 11 first told you about Candra Dee Payton, 32, in March of 2007, after allegations that she was having a sexual relationship with a 9th grade student.

A grand jury indicted Payton on a felony charge of sexual assault, indecency with a child, and a charge of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. The Seminole Sentinel reports that Payton accepted a plea deal Wednesday afternoon.

According to the newspaper, Payton will serve ten years of community supervision. She must also perform 400 hours of community service, pay court costs and a $10,000 fine.

Payton will also not be allowed to teach again, but the paper reports as part of the plea, she will not have to register as a sex offender.

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