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Former CCHS arrested for sexual battery

Published: 10:54 AM, 01/23/2014 Last updated: 10:55 AM, 01/23/2014

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-A Cocke County Vocational School teacher, Dallas Michael Southerland, 34, of Morristown, was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 21, and charged with sexual battery by an authority figure,  after a Cocke County Grand Jury indicted him earlier this month, the Cocke County Sheriff's Department reported.Southerland, who was suspended in February 2012, allegedly surrendered to law enforcement authorities on Tuesday, Jan. 22 on the charge of sexual battery by an authority figure.Southerland reportedly taught agricultural classes at the vocational school.For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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