A former Minnesota middle school cafeteria worker who argued the sexually-explicit photos and texts she sent to a student were constitutionally-protected free speech has pleaded guilty to felony charges. Krista Ann Muccio, 44, entered the plea Thursday to one felony count of communication with a minor describing sexual conduct. Muccio was a lunchroom worker at Inver Grove Middle School.
Muccio challenged the constitutionality of the state’s “sexting” law, arguing the pictures and texts were free speech protected under the First Amendment. The Minnesota Supreme Court last year reversed a state appeals court decision and ruled the law does not violate the Constitution.
She is scheduled to be sentenced on April 6.