Bryan Tyman - a 45-year-old who is a former William Fegely Middle School social studies teacher in northwestern Indiana who has pled guilty to two charges of child solicitation - has sought a plea deal in court, according to an ABC News report on Wednesday. Parents are reportedly not happy at all that the former teacher who has been accused of sending sexually explicit messages to students may avoid serving prison time due to the proposed plea deal.
The plea deal, orchestrated by prosecutors and Tyman’s defense attorney Bryan Truitt, has been submitted to an Indiana county court judge. The judge will make the decision regarding the plea deal. According to Truitt, Tyman has agreed to the maximum amount of probation which means the former teacher will be supervised. Truitt also said that Tyman has lost his livelihood, been publicly humiliated, and will have a year of home detention.
Tyman has admitted to having texted pictures of his private parts to some of his students at Fegely Middle School in Portage, Indiana in December 2012. A charge of sexual misconduct with an underage student was dropped after the alleged victim chose to not continue the case.
Truitt expressed Tyman’s remorse for the incidents to the media. Incidentally, the judge does not have to accept the plea deal – and has yet to give her decision on it.