Former Douglas County teacher must register as sex offender after plea deal

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — A former Douglas County High School teacher is now a registered sex offender and will never teach in the state of Colorado again. 

We first profiled this case in a Denver7 investigates series called Parents in the Dark.

Brian Stebbins, 42, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the felony charge of promotion of obscenity to a minor after he admitted to sexting with a 17-year-old female student. 

His original charges included sexual exploitation of a child but were dismissed as part of the plea deal.

Last year, a school parent tipped off authorities to the inappropriate relationship between the former English teacher and girls softball coach and the student. 

According to court documents, Stebbins and the student exchanged more than 100 images and videos the social media apps Snapchat and texts, over the span of six days.

According to court documents, in transcripts of the text conversations, Stebbins and the minor discussed masturbation and fantasies about older men. Via Snapchat, the two sent exchanged provocative photos, including images of male genitalia.

A judge ordered him to 60 days in jail, two years supervised probation, while completing a healthy sexual boundaries class and undergoing 20 counseling sessions. 

Stebbins is banned from contacting the victim during the term of the plea deal and is barred from contacting anyone under the age of 18 without an adult present, but he will still be allowed to contact his children without supervision.
 

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