A former Dartmouth junior high teacher received a year-long conditional sentence for luring a child over the Internet.

Mickael Carson Smith, 30, was charged in February for sexual exploitation and luring a child. The exploitation charge was dropped but he will serve six months house arrest and six months probation for the luring charge.

Smith was a teacher at John Martin junior high school in Dartmouth when he was arrested for sending sexually explicit messages to a 16-year-old girl who wasn’t a student at the school.

He resigned from teaching the day after the arrest.

A two-month investigation led to the arrest.

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