A former Tunkhannock Area High School substitute teacher could face as much as seven years in prison and $15,000 fines after pleading guilty Friday to a lone charge of disseminating explicit sexual material to a minor last fall.
Investigators say that Zachary T. Migliori, 31, of Falls, sent inappropriate messages to three underage students in September and October.
According to court records, Wyoming County Detective David Ide was contacted by a 15-year-old student’s parent on Oct. 11 after she discovered that her tenth grader had been receiving sexually explicit messages from a male substitute teacher.
Two 17-year-old females also came forward.
Migliori originally faced three felony counts of distributing obscene material; three felony counts of unlawful contact with minors; three misdemeanor counts of corruption of minors; and three misdemeanor counts of open lewdness.
But, in a plea arrangement between Migliori’s attorney, William Peters, and Wyoming County District Attorney Jeff Mitchell, only the one charge moved forward.
President Judge Russell Shurtleff said that Migliori, who is free on $50,000
bail, would be sentenced on October 9.