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Former Teacher Gets Probation After Plea Bargain Negotiated

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Almost a year after he was charged with a misdemeanor for his actions with a 17-yearold student, a former music teacher at Elizabethtown Area High School pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years of probation.

Cody Lee Floyd, now 26, was 24 years old at the time that authorities said he exchanged thousands of text messages with the girl that involved content of a “sexual nature” and discussions about consuming alcohol. No physical contact was alleged.

Brett A. Hambright, a spokesman for the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, told the Advocate on Monday, July 30, that Floyd would face sex offender provisions

during his probation. He is not permitted at places that children frequent such as parks and schools and he is prohibited from using certain electronic devices. He does not have to be entered into the public sex offender database set up under what is popularly known as Megan’s Law.

Floyd was charged with one count of corruption of minors on Aug. 9, 2017; he had abruptly quit his job in April after being confronted with the accusation.

Floyd’s guilty plea came after a negotiated agreement between the prosecution and his defense lawyer, Robert James Daniels Jr. of Harrisburg firm Killian & Gephardt.

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