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Missouri substitute teacher sentenced to five years in child pornography case

Ty Gramley
By Herald-Whig
Posted: Jun. 7, 2020 12:01 am

PARIS, Mo. -- A former substitute teacher who worked in the Madison C-3 School District has been sentenced to five years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Ty Gramley, 28, of Columbia, was sentenced Thusday in 10th Circuit Court in the Monroe County Courthouse before Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd.

Gramley entered an Alford plea to charges of possession of child pornography and distributing child pornographic material to a minor on Feb. 6.

In an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but tells the court the prosecution would likely achieve a guilty verdict if the case went to trial.

Gramley also must surrender his substitute teaching certificate.

An employee of Kelly Educational Services, Gramley was accused of providing pornographic videos and photos to a minor female student while working as a substitute teacher in the Madison C-3 School District between March 1 and March 29, 2019.

In a probable cause statement, Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy Joe Colston said he went to Madison School on March 29 after a call from the principal, whom he said reported "inappropriate communication between a student and a substitute teacher."

Colston reported that the student said she had been sending and receiving sexually explicit text messages, photos and videos with Gramley.

After his incarceration, Gramley will be required to register as a sex offender.


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