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PVPA Dance Teacher Gets Probation

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PVPA Dance Teacher Gets Probation

(South Hadley, MA) — A man who used to teach dance at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School has pleaded guilty in a sexting case. Last year 34-year-old Daniel Lozado texted a nude photo of himself to a 17-year-old student. In court Monday, Lozado was given probation with multiple conditions. In a plea deal, he admitted to annoying and accosting a person of the opposite sex.

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