Carter County

Former teacher pleads guilty to statutory rape

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. - A former teacher is being sentenced after pleading guilty to sex charges.

The Carter County court clerk tells us Kelly Smith was sentenced to 30 days in jail. He was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old student.

He will also spend 60 days on court ordered work release and will be on probation for three years. Smith must register as a sex offender.

Smith had pleaded guilty to statutory rape and two counts of solicitation of a minor.

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