GULFPORT, Mississippi (AP) — A former Mississippi teacher has pleaded guilty to federal charges of transportation of a minor to engage in sexual activity and travel with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.
William Richard Pryor entered the pleas Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. Prosecutors say the charges involved two separate victims. Two other counts were dropped.
Pryor faces a total of 45 years in prison. He will be sentenced on March 2, 2015.
According to the affidavit filed in the case, Pryor confirmed to FBI investigators that the allegations of molestation of two different victims were true. Pryor also identified six other victims, and gave the FBI details about when and where he sexually abused them.
The victims were students at Bayou View Junior High School in Gulfport.