official misconduct. plea deal

Avoids prosecution on more serious charges
5:12 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

Watson Pleads Guilty to Official Misconduct

A former Macomb High School teacher and coach is headed to jail.

Daniel Watson has pleaded guilty to a charge of official misconduct for having inappropriate communication with a student who was 17 years old at the time. The two exchanged over 6,000 texts over a three-month period.

Watson was originally charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and two counts of official misconduct. With the plea he avoids the possibility of becoming a registered sex offender.

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