Ex-Pa. school choir leader gets sexting probation

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pittsburgh-area choir director will spend three years on probation for sending sexually explicit messages to a male student on his cell phone

Thirty-three-year-old Jason Greenawalt, of Pittsburgh, was sentenced Monday after he pleaded guilty to criminal use of a communications device and corruption of minors.

Greenawalt has lost his job directing the Mt. Lebanon high school choir and musicals. The district notified police earlier this year, after the former student made the accusations.

Greenawalt’s attorney, Phil DiLucente, says the contact with the student never became physical. But the defense attorney acknowledged Greenawalt crossed the line with the messages, which began in 2010 and continued after the student graduated last year.

The attorney says Greenawalt made “a mistake and now he’s paying for it.”

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