Professor pleads guilty to sending sexually explicit messages to a minor

By: Anne Millerbernd

A University of Minnesota professor pleaded guilty to pursuing a sexual relationship with a minor, according to a plea agreement filed Wednesday.

Associate professor of neuroscience Woody Dale Branton admitted to having conversations with a 15-year-old girl from Union Parish, La., over Facebook late last year, according to the plea agreement he signed earlier this week.

Many of the thousands of messages were sexual in nature, and included requests that the girl send explicit photos of herself, according to the plea agreement.

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