Pelham teacher pleads not guilty to sex charges

(AP) - A Pelham Middle School teacher haspleaded not guilty to a charge that he tried to lure a 15-year-oldgirl he met online into having sex with him.

Gregg Cavaluzzi entered the plea Thursday in U.S. District Courtin White Plains. A judge ordered Cavaluzzi undergo a psychiatricexamination to help determine bail conditions.

Cavaluzzi taught seventh-grade social studies in Pelham. Hepreviously coached lacrosse in Pleasantville, N.Y., and Ridgefield,Conn. He also has worked in New York City schools.

Pelham Superintendent Dennis Lauro says police found no studentsat risk.

Attorney Clinton Calhoun says his client suffers from depressionand cocaine addiction.

If convicted, Cavaluzzi faces a possible life sentence.

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