Former sub from Columbia pleads guilty to child sex crimes

Ty Gramley

A Columbia man accused of having an inappropriate relationship with one of his students enters an Alford Plea to the charges against him.

Ty Gramley, 27, was working as a substitute teacher at a Monroe County school last Spring when the allegations surfaced.  A female student came forward at that time, showing police sexual messages and images the pair had shared.

During a pre-trial hearing last Thursday, Gramley entered an Alford Plea to one count of possession of child pornography and two counts of furnishing pornographic material to a minor.  By using an Alford Plea, Gramley isn't admitting his guilty but agrees the prosecution has enough evidence to prosecute him.  

Gramley will be sentenced in April.