Crimetracker: Knox Co. teaching assistant arrested for indecent exposure

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- A Knox County School employee was arrested after reportedly masturbating while driving.

Shelley Trigg Hedgepeth was arrested July 9 for indecent exposure. He was fired from his job last Friday, according to school officials.

According to a police report, dispatch received a call about a man driving up next to cars and visibly masturbating on I-40 W,

Police said a binocular, napkins and lotion were found inside his car near the driver's seat when he was pulled over by an officer.

Local 8 News confirmed Hedgepeth was an instructional assistant at Farragut Intermediate School. He worked for Knox County Schools for 15 years, according to school officials.

A police report shows Hedgepeth was arrested for indecent exposure in 2007 and 1993, but both cases were dismissed.

A witness told Local 8 News he will be in court and will make sure he is prosecuted.

The court date is set for October 1.

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