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Northeast Missouri educator pleads guilty, gets prison time

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Marion County Prosecutor David Clayton reported a local teacher's aid accused of inappropriate contact with a student pleaded guilty and was sent to prison.

In a news release, Clayton stated former Monroe City School District para professional Jeremy McCluskey pleaded guilty to attempted enticement of a child. He stated McCluskey was sentenced to 15 years in prison and will be required to complete the Missouri Sex Offender Treatment Program.

McCluskey was accused of soliciting a child under the age of 15 to engage in sexual contact while he was an educator in Monroe City. Authorities said the allegations stemmed from the discovery of text messages between McCluskey and a student.

“This is a very serious matter despite no physical contact resulting," Clayton stated. "My office thoroughly reviewed the available evidence before filing this charge. The defendant used his position of influence and authority to attempt to solicit sexual contact from this child.”

Click here to read about the allegations.

“The family has been apprised of all the updates in the case," Clayton stated. "They are in agreement with this sentence. It will spare the young victim of having to relive the experience. Now the victim and her family can move forward, especially knowing that the defendant will never again be in a position to use his authority to access children.”

Clayton stated McCluskey will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. He stated McCluskey faced up to 30 years in prison.

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