RICHMOND — A former Madison Middle School teacher's assistant pleaded guilty to a charge related to sending text messages to a 13-year-old girl requesting sexual favors.
Brandon Clay Rousey, 23, pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities. Under a plea agreement, the commonwealth will recommend a one-year sentence.
Rousey, an Americorps worker at the school, had been scheduled to go on trial Tuesday.
Madison Circuit Court Judge William Clouse scheduled sentencing for Sept. 17.
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The Madison County Sheriff's Department said last year that Rousey sent more than 100 text messages to the student, some during school hours.
Rousey issued a statement soon after his arrest in November, saying that nothing inappropriate had happened between him and the student, other than the text messages.
"That conduct is bad enough, and I will regret it for the rest of my life," he wrote at the time.