Former Laurel County teacher pleads guilty to sexual abuse, sodomy charges

LAUREL COUNTY, KY. (WTVQ/SENTINEL ECHO)- A former Laurel County teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to sex offenses against teenagers.

The Sentinel Echo newspaper reports Mark A. Felts, a 56-year-old former South Laurel High choral director will serve the maximum sentence, five years.

He was charged with first-degree sexual abuse and third-degree sodomy. He will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

According to the paper, the sexual abuse incidents took place in 2015, 2016, and 2017 against multiple victim, including a 14-year-old.

The paper reports Felts retired abruptly just before the end of the 2018 school year after many years as choral director at the high school.

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