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Substitute teacher at Taylor Co. HS arrested

TCSO Deputy Brian Pickard was arresting officer. Investigation is ongoing. Suspect faces several charges and was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center Cambpellsville, KY
NOTE: An arrest is not a finding of guilt. An individual who is arrested is detained in order to answer for an alleged or suspected crime, and should be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

From Taylor County Sheriff's Office

Lawrence Harris, 46, Campbellsville, KY, a substitute teacher at Taylor County High School, Campbellsville, KY, was arrested Friday, March 10, 2017, at 1pmET, after an investigation by the Taylor County Sheriff's Department into allegations of sending and soliciting explicit photographs of a 14-year-old child and a 15-year-old child who were students.

The TCSO alleges that their investigation revealed that the subject had sent multiple nude pictures of himself to the minors and solicited multiple explicit photographs of them to be sent to him. The TCSO alleges that the subject, Lawrence Harris, also brought both teens to his residence where he had sexual contact with 1 of the children and attempted to have sexual contact with the other, along with text messages sent and received in a sexual nature.

The investigation is ongoing; the Sheriff's Department said that it is not believed that any other minors are involved, but added that additional charges are pending the complete investigation.

Harris was charged with: Unlawful transaction with a minor, 1st; unlawful use of electronic device to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities; and promoting a sexual performance of a minor. He was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center, Campbellsville, KY. Deputy Brian Pickard was the arresting officer.

This story was posted on 2017-03-13 13:22:13
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