• Former Cleveland County teacher pleads guilty to indecent liberties

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    CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. - A former Cleveland County teacher accused of sending inappropriate videos and photographs to students pleaded guilty to one count of indecent liberties.
     
    Caron Blanton turned herself in Tuesday to start serving a 20-day sentence. She will also have to register as a sex offender for 30 years.

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    Investigators said in April 2014 that Blanton became close with the two teens while they were students at Burns Middle School about two years ago.

     She was ordered to undergo a sex offense evaluation and treatment.
     
    Blanton was also ordered that she can no longer possess a cellphone with video or camera capabilities.

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