Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Ex-Rehobeth teacher pleads guilty to sex crimes


DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A former high school science teacher in Rehobeth has pleaded guilty to illegally having sex with a student.

Robert Lee Michel pleaded guilty this week to three counts of having sex with the student and four counts of possession of child pornography. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 14.

The 44-year-old Michel was arrested on April 20. The Dothan Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/UUbcON ) that Houston County School Board fired him in May.

Michel pleaded guilty without reaching an agreement with prosecutors. Assistant Houston County District Attorney Banks Smith said the office would push for extensive prison time. A phone listing for Michel could not be found.

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Information from: The Dothan Eagle, http://www.dothaneagle.com