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Court documents: Teacher to plead guilty this week

Former teacher William Richard Pryor has been in federal custody since his arrest in August. (Photo source: Stone Co. Correctional Facility) Former teacher William Richard Pryor has been in federal custody since his arrest in August. (Photo source: Stone Co. Correctional Facility)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

A veteran South Mississippi teacher accused of molesting students is changing his plea to guilty, according to court documents.

William Richard Pryor is charged with two counts each of transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. According to court documents, Pryor allegedly molested 11 former male students between the ages of 12 and 14.

Pryor's attorney notified federal court that his client will change his plea to guilty this week on the day of the deadline. If Pryor had not changed his plea, his case would have gone to trial in December.

The 68-year-old former teacher has been held in jail without bond since he was arrested in August.

No word yet on what exact charges Pryor will plea guilty to, but all of the current charges he faces could land the former educator in prison for life.

Read the entire affidavit filed August 20, 2014 here: http://shout.lt/ClBw

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