Former Rio Rancho teacher faces charges in sexting scandal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – A Rio Rancho teacher is without a job and she’s also facing charges after police say she sent naked photos of herself to a 17-year-old student.

On Thursday, a grand jury indicted Kristy Gates on a felony “contributing to the delinquency of a minor” charge.

KRQE News 13 first told you about Gates on special assignment in January.

The boy in her class says Gates sent him sexually explicit messages, videos and photos. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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