JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A former Joplin, Missouri, middle school teacher has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to enticing one of her students to engage in illicit sex.
41-year-old Amanda Ruth Schweitzer pleaded guilty Tuesday to enticing a minor for illegal sexual activity. Schweitzer was a teacher at North Middle School in Joplin at the time of the offense.
Schweitzer sent nude photos of herself to the victim over social media, and engaged in sexual intercourse with the victim on at least two occasions in March 2017.
Under federal statutes, Schweitzer is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison without parole, up to a sentence of life in federal prison without parole. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a pre-sentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.