- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former science teacher at a prestigious Connecticut school for girls has been sentenced to five years in prison on a federal pornography charge involving a student.

Forty-four-year-old Joseph Rajkumar was a teacher at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington. Prosecutors say he persuaded a student to expose herself to him in an email video chat and had a sexual relationship with her in 2011 and 2012.

He pleaded guilty last year to attempted receipt of child pornography.

Prosecutors said he also made sexual advances to five other girls at the school.

The school fired him in March 2013 and state charges were filed about three weeks later.

Rajkumar has been serving an 18-month prison sentence on state charges after pleading guilty in January 2014 to second-degree sexual assault.

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