Ex-Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins pleads guilty to fleeing with minor

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – An ex-Tennessee teacher who fled the state last year with a 15-year-old student has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

Tad Cummins pleaded guilty Thursday to obstruction of justice and crossing state lines to have sex with a minor.

Read more: FBI agent details Tad Cummins cross-country trip

The 51-year-old Cummins disappeared with the girl last March. The two were found in April at a remote forest cabin near Cecilville, California, following a tip to police.

Read more: Court documents reveal timeline of Tad Cummins time on run

Although their absence sparked a 39-day nationwide manhunt, the girl was found safe.

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