Ex-Henrico teacher must sign up as sex offender

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - An update on the Henrico school teacher accused of sex crimes with minors.

The Times-Dispatch is reporting that 43-year-old Neil French, Jr. will avoid jail time, but must register as sex offender.

He was charged with indecent liberties with a minor and aggravated sexual battery of a minor under the age of 13.

French was a special education teacher at Fairfield Middle School for 20 years.

Yesterday, he entered an Alford plea — which means he doesn't admit he's guilty, but recognizes there is enough evidence to find him guilty.

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