Former Seagraves Teacher Makes a Plea Deal to Stay Out of Jail

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A former Seagraves teacher makes a plea deal that keeps her out of jail, but ended her teaching career.

32-year-old Candra Dee Payton plead guilty to having an improper relationship with a student.

She was accused of having sex with a ninth grader.

Payton was facing several charges including sexual assault of a child, but she cut a deal to admit to a lesser charge.

As part of the plea, she'll have to serve ten years on probation and pay a fine, but she won't have to register as a sex offender.