Trial set for former Alcoa High School teacher
By Iva Butler (email@example.com)
Blount County Circuit Court Judge Tammy Harrington has set the trial of former Alcoa High School teacher and softball coach Robert Paul Talley, 40, of Knoxville who is charged with nine counts of sex-related crimes involving former students.
Talley’s trial is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Jan. 8. His attorney, Don Bosch of Knoxville, couldn’t do it sooner because he is involved with two trials in November and December.
Bosch advised Harrington that Blount County Assistant District Attorney Clinton Frazier has given him all the legal discovery items for review. The judge has also set a date to file motions in the case, which will take place at 9 a.m. Oct. 5.
Talley, who was not in court Friday morning, is currently under house arrest at his West Knoxville residence.
The former teacher was indicted Dec. 5, 2011 by a Blount County Grant Jury with nine sex-related charges involving juvenile girls. The incidents allegedly occurred between two juvenile girls between 2010 and 2011.
Talley has been indicted on five charges of statutory rape, two charges of sexual battery and two charges of solicitation of a minor for sexual battery by an authority figure.