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Teacher charged with exchanging intimate photos with student

October 30, 2019 GMT

CLINTON, Mass. (AP) — A 42-year-old Massachusetts high school teacher has been charged with exchanging intimate photos with one of her 15-year-old students.

Dorothy Bancroft Veracka was released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty Tuesday to charges including distributing obscene matter to a minor and possessing child pornography.

Investigators say the Nashoba Regional High School math teacher sent nude photos of herself to the male student between September 2018 and last March. During the same period, Veracka received nude photos of the teen.

School Superintendent Brooke Clenchy says Veracka has been on administrative leave since Sept. 30.

Veracka refused to comment outside of court. Her attorney, Frank McNamara, said his client is “entitled to the presumption of innocence.”