Former Teacher Caught in Sex Sting May Escape Punishment

Knox County (WVLT) – A former Sevier County elementary school teacher and youth minister may escape punishment after exposing himself to an undercover investigator in Knoxville's Tyson Park.

Kent Steven Armstrong was suspended from his teaching post at Seymour Primary School when the Sevier County Board of Education learned of his arrest.

On Wednesday, he entered a conditional plea of guilty.

That means if he follows the rules and does not get any new criminal charges over the next six months, the judge will not accept the guilty plea, and all will be forgiven as far as the courts are concerned.

Armstrong declined to comment on the case, but his attorney told us that he had resigned from teaching and has not made a decision on if he will return to the profession in the future.

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