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Former Butler band director's trial starts

Monday, June 17, 2013 6:02 PM
Last updated 8:14 PM
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The trial of a former area high school band teacher accused of having sexual relationships with students began Monday in Richmond County Superior Court.

Anthony Shelton, 42, has pleaded not guilty to three counts of child molestation and three counts of sexual assault against a person in school.

Shelton was arrested after sheriff’s investigators said they found evidence in 2008 that he had sexual contact with students while he was the band director at Butler High School.

Testimony continues today.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/17/13 - 06:29 pm
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Consent

Let's see; the General Assembly changed the law in the past two or three years such that a teacher can no longer use consent as a defense to sexual conduct with a student. But, back in 2008 I think the old law was in effect. If the students were 16 or older, he may get off.

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 06/17/13 - 10:19 pm
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LL

Please reword your last sentence!! lol

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/17/13 - 10:34 pm
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Oooops

I see the unintended double entendre, GnipGnop. I was going to change it to ‘beat the rap,’ but that's not much better.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 06/18/13 - 07:37 am
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LL, he already got off. But

LL, he already got off. But was it legal?

Sweet son
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Sweet son 06/18/13 - 01:05 pm
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GiantsAllDay: LOL!

Dude you are skating around the edges. I love it!

Jason Hasty
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Jason Hasty 06/19/13 - 05:04 pm
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Not Guilty

Congratulatulions to Mr. Shelton and his attorney Lee Prescott on a Not Guilty 6.19.13.

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