Ex-Pa. teacher gets prison for sexting teen girls

JAMESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - November 19, 2012

The Herald of Sharon reports 29-year-old Kevin DeFrancesco, of Pittsburgh, was sentenced Friday by a Mercer County judge.

DeFrancesco was a social studies teacher in the Jamestown Area School District, about 70 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, when he had contact with the students last fall.

He apologized and DeFrancesco's attorney blamed the teacher's actions on heavy drinking, marijuana use and being manic-depressive.

The father of one of the girls, who were 13 and 14 at the time, told DeFrancesco and the court that he didn't buy that explanation saying, "You didn't have the 48-hour pedophilia. You're a weasel and you're a snake."

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