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Former MCHS librarian pleads guilty to sex crimes with a student

Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 7:44 pm

By Wayne ThomasSpecial to The News

Former MCHS librarian John Sullivan plead guilty to sex charges in Franklin County Circuit Court last Thursday. The Franklin County resident plead guilty to especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and sexual battery by an authority figure.

Franklin and Moore County officials arrested Sullivan on Nov. 8, 2011 after he was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a Moore County High School student. Sullivan resigned from his position at the school prior to his arrest.

The incident allegedly took place in the Tullahoma City limits and Franklin County; however, Moore County Chief Investigator Mike Rainey, Franklin County Investigator Andrea Davidson and Tullahoma Police Investigator Harry Conway investigated the case.

As part of his plea agreement, Sullivan will serve nine years for the sexual exploitation charge and four years for the sexual battery charge. The sentences will be served concurrently and Sullivan will be required to serve a minimum of 85 percent of the sentence.

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