Former Hanover teacher pleads guilty to sex crimes involving a minor


HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A former science teacher at Patrick Henry High School in Hanover pleaded guilty to multiple sex crimes involving a minor Friday.

Miranda N. Pauley pleaded guilty to four counts of proposing sex with a minor and one count of using a computer to communicate sex with a minor. She will be sentenced on January 11, according to court records. 

Pauley was originally arrested and charged in May with four counts of indecent liberties by a custodian and a count of use of a communication system for crimes against children, according to police. She was subsequently fired by Hanover County Schools. 

Pauley did not have any prior criminal background.

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