March 13, 2013 12:02 PM

Disgraced teacher admits sex abuse

Matthew J. Nelson, a former Teacher of the Year who taught elementary school for 10 years in Grain Valley, pleaded guilty Wednesday to sexually abusing 11 boys. A plea agreement calls for 15 years in prison on each of 15 counts and seven years on a 16th count, with all sentences to run concurrently.

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