Woodward Pleads Guilty to Child Seduction Charge

by Staff on August 30, 2010

in Local,Schools

Scales of JusticeThis morning, in Lawrence Superior Court II, former NCLS teacher Nathan Woodward pleaded guilty to one count of Child Seduction, a Class D Felony.

As part of a negotiated plea agreement, Woodward admitted to the allegations against him. Judge William Sleva accepted the plea agreement, sentencing Woodward to two years in the Lawrence County Jail, with all two years suspended to probation. An 18-month “cap” on electronic monitoring/home detention was part of the plea agreement.  Judge Sleva sentenced Woodward to the full 18 months on electronic monitoring.

Woodward will be subject to the standard terms and conditions of probation. In addition, he was ordered to have no contact with the victim or her family, will be subject to GPS monitoring while on home detention, and must also be placed on the sex offender registry.

Special Prosecutor David Powell noted that he has spoken with the victim and her family as recently as this morning and the plea agreement was acceptable to them. He noted that the victim preferred a plea agreement as opposed to going to trial, but that she was a “reluctant but willing witness”.

Woodward told the court he would be residing at 2623 North Hill Drive, Bedford, while on electronic monitoring.

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