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Ex-Carter County teacher pleads guilty to statutory rape of 16-year-old former student

December 13th, 2013 9:53 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

Ex-Carter County teacher pleads guilty to statutory rape of 16-year-old former student

KELLY SMITH

ELIZABETHTON — A former teacher in the Carter County School Department pleaded guilty Thursday on one count of aggravated statutory rape and two counts solicitation of a minor.

Kelly Smith, 31, was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old former student. He is scheduled for sentencing before Judge Robert Cupp on Feb. 18.

The charge stems from a complaint filed by the mother of the girl. She told Lt. Randy Bowers of the Carter County Sheriff's Department that she had discovered her daughter had sexual relations with her former elementary school teacher. 

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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