Former HS teacher sentenced in sexual exploitation case

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A former high school teacher in Johnson County, Ky., who previously admitted to sexually exploiting a minor student, has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.

On Tuesday, a U.S. District Judge sentenced 26 year-old Robert Cantrell, of Versailles, Ky., for illegally enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity. Cantrell was further ordered to serve 15 years of supervised release, following his sentence.  Under federal law, Cantrell must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence.

Earlier this year, Cantrell admitted that, in 2014, he had enticed an underage student to text him sexually explicit images of the student engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Additionally, Cantrell admitted that he had induced the minor to engage in sex acts with him.

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