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May 9, 2018

MARTIN COUNTY SCHOOL TEACHER ARRESTED AFTER GRAND JURY INDICTS HIM ON ATTEMPT TO SOLICIT SEX FROM STUDENT VIA CELLPHONE

Indicted teacher located and arrested in neighboring Johnson County 5 days after he was charged.

MAY 9, 2018 - written by WADE QUEEN

 Cletus R. Turner Cletus R. Turner

A Martin County man, who was a middle school teacher until recently in Martin County, was arrested in Johnson County Tuesday evening for an indictment on a sex crime attempt on one of his students.

A Martin County grand jury indicted Cletus Ray Turner, 51, of Tomahawk, Kentucky; on Thursday, May 3, for sending inappropriate messages to a student.

Middle school teacher Cletus Ray Turner was charged with:

• PROHIBITED USE OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION SYSTEM TO PROCURE MINOR/PEACE OFF RE: SEX OFFENSES; which in Turner's case, was him using his phone to procure or promote the use of a minor regarding sexual offenses.

The charge Turner was arrested for is a Class D Felony and the usual penalty is a one-to-five-year sentence.

Cletus Ray Turner was taken into custody in Johnson County Tuesday evening, May 8, at 8:52 A.M., by officer Jonathan Holbrook, of the Paintsville Police Department. Turner was taken to and lodged at the Big Sandy Region Detention Center in Paintsville. There has been no announcement on bond.

Officials in Martin County have not as yet identified which middle school Turner worked at,  nor have they said what the age and gender of the student Turner tried to solicit sexual actions from.

NOTE: An indictment is not proof of guilt or innocence but a decision by a grand jury that there is enough evidence to proceed)

 

 

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+2 #4 Person 2018-05-11 00:33
Davey if you knew anything about the schools in the county. You would know Warfield Middle was renamed Martin County Middle School after Inez Middle and Warfield Middle was consolidated after Sheldon Clark was condemned. And the Sheldon Clark Students were sent to the Former Inez Middle School
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-4 #3 davey 2018-05-10 14:26
Warfield Middle School is the school, not Martin County Middle School.. There is no Martin County Middle School...sheesh
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+3 #2 Karli ward 2018-05-09 21:46
I’m a student at Martin county middle where Mr. Turner worked I heard the student was 17 and attended Sheldon Clark High School. I’m in total disgust knowing I walked past this man every day.
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+5 #1 Teresa Grisco 2018-05-09 17:12
I would love to know why the parents were not notified about this
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