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Former Nashua teacher accused of sending nude photos reaches plea deal

Union Leader Correspondent

January 30. 2018 1:40PM


NASHUA — A former high-school teacher accused of sending nude photographs of himself to students could serve up to five years in prison under a new plea deal.

According to court documents, a capped plea has been reached that would see Bruce Lanctot, 42, sentenced to 2½ to 5 years in prison.

Lanctot, a former teacher at Nashua High School South who was arrested in May 2016, is expected to plead guilty Thursday in Hillsborough County Superior Court, according to court records.

Jury selection originally was scheduled to begin Monday but was canceled after Lanctot last Friday filed a notice of intent to plead guilty.

Lanctot, of 25 Start St., Apt. 0, was indicted on nine felony charges — four of endangering the welfare of a child by soliciting sex, four of computer services prohibited and one of indecent exposure toward a minor.

He has been free on $20,000 corporate surety bond since his arrest.

Lanctot is accused of sending nude photographs to students in March 2016. He also allegedly used Facebook to solicit a student under the age of 16 to meet him "for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct," court documents state, and allegedly transmitted an image to the same student of himself exposed.

Lanctot was placed on leave in May 2016; he no longer works at the high school.

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