Wednesday, February 4, 2009

IA: Hampton sex abuse, exploitation case settled

By Courier Lee News Service
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 12:01 PM CST

HAMPTON --- The case of a former Hampton teaching assistant accused of having sex with a 14-year-old student has been settled out of court, according to a spokesperson in the Franklin County Clerk of Court's office.

Tyler Marc Radcliffe, 21, of Hampton, was charged with third-degree sexual abuse and sexual exploitation by a school employee.

His trial was to have started today with jury selection.

Radcliffe's attorney, Brian Miller of Hampton, had no comment when contacted Monday afternoon.

Details of the settlement were not available.

The criminal case evolved after school officials reported the incident after a meeting with the girl's mother in October 2007.

The alleged incident took place in August 2007 prior to the start of the school year. The girl apparently went to Radcliffe's apartment during his noon break and the incident allegedly took place there.

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