A teacher from Louisiana has pleaded guilty to trying to persuade an 11-year-old Massachusetts girl into having sex and sending her sexually explicit photos.
Federal prosecutors say 25-year-old Logan Procell pleaded guilty Wednesday to coercion and enticement of a minor and transfer of obscene material to a minor.
Prosecutors say Procell first contacted the girl via Snapchat after seeing her on a different online application. Procell and the girl exchanged more than 1,600 texts, some of which contained sexually explicit images, requests for pornographic images and discussions about meeting for sex.
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The girl's mother discovered the messages and contacted police.
Procell was a chemistry teacher at a high school in Noble, Louisiana, at the time.
He faces 10 years to life in prison at sentencing scheduled for June 3.