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UT-Martin ROTC instructor faces sex crimes charges involving 14-year-old

Mariann Martin • Apr 28, 2010 at 12:00 AM

A Trenton man who was an ROTC instructor at the University of Tennessee-Martin was arrested last week after he contacted a 14-year-old family acquaintance over the Internet and sent obscene pictures to the girl, federal investigators say.

Joseph Allen Spellings, 29, was arrested Thursday and charged with transferring obscene images to a minor and coercion and enticement, according to his arrest warrant.Spellings is being held until his detention hearing, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. today, in U.S. District Court in Memphis.

Read the full story on the Jackson Sun Web site.

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