Accused Beaverton teacher withdraws plea deal - WNEM TV 5

Accused Beaverton teacher withdraws plea deal

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BEAVERTON, MI (WNEM) -

New details in a story involving 60-year-old James Emery Junior, a former math teacher at Beaverton High School, who is accused of taking at least one photo of a partially clothed 17-year-old former female student.

The Gladwin County Record reports prosecutors struck a deal with Emery calling for nine months in jail.

A judge rejected that deal, saying Emery's crime is a felony that carries up to 20 years in prison. Emery's attorney then withdrew the plea.

The case is back in District Court. The Beaverton School Board will hold a meeting tonight at 7 p.m. and the matter is expected to come up.  A TV5 viewer told us many people in Beaverton are upset over the possible plea agreement.

WNEM TV5 is Asking The Tough Question on this case -- we'll have a full report tonight on TV5 News at 6 p.m.

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