Teacher admits to porn charge involving student

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut girls’ school teacher serving a state sentence for sexual abuse of a student has pleaded guilty to a related federal charge.

Prosecutors said 44-year-old Joseph Rajkumar admitted Tuesday to one count of attempted receipt of child pornography.

Prosecutors said Rajkumar, a science teacher at the prestigious Miss Porter’s School, persuaded the girl to expose herself to him in an email video chat and had a sexual relationship with her in 2011 and 2012. The school fired him in March 2013. State charges were filed about three weeks later.

Prosecutors said he also made sexual advances to five other girls at the school.

Rajkumar was sentenced in January to 18 months in state prison after pleading guilty to second-degree sexual assault. He could face at least 5 years at his federal sentencing in February.

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