Music Teacher Admits Abuse of Minors, Pleads Guilty

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A former Silver Springs elementary school music teacher has pleaded guilty to sexual abuse. The 54-year-old man has been in the Baltimore County Detention Center for the last ten months after being arrested on child pornography charges. Authorities say that the man worked at 11 different Montgomery schools over a 27-year-career and pled guilty to 14 counts of sexual abuse of a minor. He was also charged with a third-degree sex offense, with child abuse and with second-degree rape.

According to official reports, the man’s predatory behavior began in the 1990s, when he developed a relationship with a female student under the age of 15. That relationship ultimately culminated with unlawful intercourse with the student.

Police say that most of his illegal acts involved kindergarten through second-grade students, and that he used them mostly for videos he made that had sexually explicit captions.

The teacher will be sentenced later this year and faces the likelihood of life in prison.

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Source –http://www.americanbazaaronline.com/2015/05/11/maryland-music-teacher-lawrence-joynes-pleads-guilty-to-sexually-abusing-underage-girls/

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