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Former Jefferson Forest H.S. educator pleads guilty to child sex crimes

Kyler Reid Parker
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BEDFORD COUNTY (WSLS 10) - Former Bedford County educator Kyler Parker pleaded guilty to two felonies on Friday afternoon.

He pleaded guilty to computer solicitation and indecent liberties in a custodial relationship. The offenses took place between November and December 2014, when Parker was a paid Color Guard instructor at Jefferson Forest High School.

Parker was sentenced to eight years suspended, after serving one year and four months. He must also have eight years of good behavior and serve four years of probation.

The judge ordered him to have no contact with the victim, register as a sex offender and have no employment or position of trust over any unrelated juvenile.

Parker's access to the internet and social media is to be restricted as his probation officer deems appropriate. Parker was also ordered to successfully complete sex offender treatment, if recommended by his probation officer

The agreement came about with the blessing of the victim and her family, who believed that based upon his age at the time of the offense, 21, and his social immaturity, that a lengthy prison sentence was not necessary.

In a victim impact statement, the victim stated that she was greatly affected by his crimes, but that ultimately she and her family forgave him.