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Ex-Johnston school officer pleads guilty to obscenity

Posted August 4, 2011 3:05 p.m. EDT

— A former school resource officer at West Johnston High School was placed on probation Wednesday after pleading guilty to sending inappropriate photos of himself to a student.

Todd Fair, 40, of Smithfield, pleaded guilty to one count of disseminating obscenity to a minor under age 16. He was sentenced to three to four months in prison, suspended to 18 months on probation, and was ordered to surrender his law enforcement certification and not to have any contact with the student.

Authorities said the unidentified female student sent 198 text messages to Fair, and he sent six texts to her.

A 10-year veteran of the Johnston County Sheriff's Office, Fair was fired last October when word of the photos surfaced.