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Former St. Martin teacher Frank Griffin pleads guilty to sexual battery

ST. MARTIN, MS (WLOX) -

Robert Frank Griffin, 42, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery at the Jackson County Circuit Courtroom before Judge Kathy King Jackson Friday morning.   

Griffin, who is a former St. Martin teacher admitted to having sex with a student back in 2010.  

His sentencing was delayed until November 9. The state recommended a 20 year sentence with 15 years suspended, leaving five years to serve day for day.  

As part of a plea agreement his two counts of touching a child for lustful purposes were dropped. Griffin will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and will lose his teachers license.

His defense attorney asked for Griffin to be allowed to remain free on bond until he is sentenced on November 9. The state objected to that request. However, Judge Jackson ruled he could remain out on bond.

Doug Walker was in the courtroom. He'll have more details on WLOX News and WLOX.com.

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