Indiana teacher pleads guilty in child pornography case

Kari Buchanan

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (WTHR / WAVE) — A former French Lick teacher will spend a year behind bars for a child pornography charge.

Former Springs Valley School teacher Kari Buchanan pleaded guilty to dissemination of matter harmful to minors.

She will spend a year in prison, including a year she's already spent in jail. Once she's out, she'll spend another year on home arrest.

Prosecutors dropped child seduction and child pornography charges as part of the plea agreement.

The child pornography arrest stemmed from inappropriate communications with a juvenile high school student.

In June, WAVE-TV reports Buchanan was also charged with trying to get the juvenile to change their story. She entered a plea deal for that charge as well, and the judge suspended the sentence.

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