Former Alcoa teacher pleads guilty to sexual offenses involving former students
By J.J. KINDRED | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A former Alcoa High School teacher and softball coach pleaded guilty to several counts of sexual offenses in Judge Tammy Harrington’s courtroom in Blount County Circuit Court Tuesday.
With his Knoxville-based attorney, Don Bosch, by his side, Robert Paul Talley, 41, of Knoxville, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery by an authority figure, five counts of statutory rape by an authority figure, and two counts of solicitation of a minor by an authority figure.
Under the plea agreement regarding the sexual battery and statutory rape charges, both Class C felonies, Talley was sentenced to four years, serving 120 days in jail with the rest in a community corrections program, along with a fine of up to $10,000. The solicitation of a minor charges carried a sentence of two years in jail with the same stipulations to be served concurrently with the other charges.
Talley also agreed to have his teaching license revoked and will be placed on the permanent sex offender registry. He is not to have contact with any of the victims.
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