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Former Teacher Gets 25 Years For Child Porn In Va.

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Fifty-year-old Kevin Ricks of Federalsburg, Md., had already received a one-year prison sentence in a Virginia court for taking indecent liberties with a minor while teaching at Osbourn High School in Manassas.

The 25-year sentence resulted from a plea bargain with federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of Virginia.

U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride calls Ricks a master manipulator and "every parent's worst nightmare.''

Ricks admitted a pattern of assaults that began when he was a 19-year-old camp counselor. He says molestation continued while teaching English in Japan and at teaching stints in Danville and Manassas.

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