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Former Upstate teacher pleads guilty to sending nude pic to girl

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A 2011 mugshot of Tyler Pitt (Source: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office) A 2011 mugshot of Tyler Pitt (Source: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Prosecutors said a former middle school teacher admitted to sending nude photos to a 14-year-old girl.

Tyler Pitt, 27, appeared in a Spartanburg County courtroom on Tuesday where he pleaded guilty to one count of dissemination of obscene material to a person under the age of 18 and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The investigation into Pitt was a result of the Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.

According to the Attorney General's Office, Pitt met the victim when she was 13 and he had a position at Woodruff Middle. After she graduated and turned 14, they became friends on Facebook and tried to meet at his apartment, according to prosecutors.

In July 2011, Pitt and the girl began to text each other and during a conversation they played a game of truth or dare, prosecutors said. They said Pitt emailed a nude photo of himself and in return the victim sent her own photo.

At the time of his arrest, a spokesperson for the Attorney General's office said Pitt was a teacher at Whitmire Middle School. According to the South Carolina State Board of Education, Pitt's teaching license was suspended following his arrest.

A Spartanburg County judge sentenced Pitt to 10 years, suspended to one day (credit for time served) and five years of probation for the dissemination charge and three years, suspended to one day (credit for time served) and five years of probation; the sentences to run concurrently. Pitt will have to register as a sex offender.

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