WILKES-BARRE (WNEP-TV) — A former educator from Lackawanna County has been sentenced for asking boys to send him naked pictures online.

Mark Kandel is a former Scranton School Director and a longtime employee of the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit #19 in Archbald. He was arrested almost a year ago for sending sexual text messages to five teenage boys.

On Monday, a federal judge accepted plea deal for Kandel and sentenced him to 14 and half years in prison.

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