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Ariz. teacher Jennifer Lynn Whiting pleads guilty in student sex case

This photo provided by the Tucson Police Department shows Jennifer Whiting, a 32-year-old Rincon High teacher who was arrested today after police say she had been texting a 16-year-old student inappropriate photos of herself. she faces a felony count of furnishing harmful items to a minor. Tucson Police Department

Jennifer Lynn Whiting Former Tucson teacher pleads guilty in sex case
Jennifer Lynn Whiting
Tucson Police Dept.

(CBS/KOLD/AP) TUCSON, Ariz. - Jennifer Lynn Whiting, the Tucson high school teacher who was arrested after sexually explicit photos of her were found on a 16-year-old student's cell phone, has pleaded guilty to a felony sexual conduct charge.

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The Arizona Daily Star reports that the 33-year-old Rincon High School teacher will face at least one year in prison for her guilty plea.

Whiting was arrested last year in June after the father of the 16-year-old boy contacted police. The father says he found sexual photos of Whiting on his son's cell phone.

Whiting was charged with eight counts alleging that she had sex with the boy, smoked marijuana with him and sent him sexually explicit photos of herself.

According to CBS affiliate KOLD, police said Whiting left her children at home on the early morning in June 2010 to meet with the victim.

She faces between a year and nine years in prison under terms of a plea agreement. She will be sentenced Dec. 5.

Whiting was fired from her teacher job for failing to disclose her arrest.

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