Sentenced to jail

Sean Neal

MADISON — A Wayne man was sentenced to six months in jail for his role in a case involving explicit photos and a high school student.

Sean Neal, 24, had pleaded no contest in June to attempted contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a Class 2 misdemeanor.

The former student teacher was originally cited for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, but the charge was reduced in exchange for his plea, which is not an admission of guilt. However, a no contest plea is treated the same way by the court as a guilty plea.

According to court records, a 14-year-old freshman at Norfolk High School reported that she had sent Neal explicit photos of herself via electronic device in exchange for him changing her grades.

The student’s grades were changed the same day she sent the photos.

In Madison County Court on Thursday morning, Judge Mike Long sentenced Neal to the maximum amount of time possible for the charge. Neal was given no credit for time served, and he also was ordered to pay costs.

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