Jeffrey Donald Keith, 42, is on the state’s sex offender registry, having been convicted in 1998 in Rhea County of molesting a 10-year-old girl. He later moved to Powell and set up shop as a private gymnastics instructor, court records show. He did not register with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office as a sex offender, those records allege.
Last March, members of KCSO’s Sex Offender Registry Enforcement Unit followed Keith from his home to Powell High School and watched as he walked into the school unimpeded just as regular classes ended, records show.
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