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Former teacher sentenced to 11.5 years in federal prison for purchasing sex with a Columbia County teen

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A high school teacher who responded to an online ad to buy sexual encounters with a young teen was sentenced Tuesday, Jan. 11, to 11.5 years in federal prison.

Jonathan Grantham, 46, pleaded guilty in August in U.S. District Court in Augusta to coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, admitting he took a then-13-year-old girl from Columbia County to an Aiken County hote...

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