Update: Preliminary hearing set for Letcher County teacher accused of raping 14-year-old

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LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - UPDATE: A preliminary hearing is set for Charles Hall.

Hall is the Letcher County teacher who police said had sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Hall pleaded not guilty Monday to several charges including sexual abuse.

Police arrested him last week.

Officers said since April, Hall sent inappropriate messages to the teen.

No one with the school system would let us know if he has a job.

Hall will be back in court Monday.
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ORIGINAL STORY:

Officials with Kentucky State Police have arrested a Letcher County teacher who is accused of raping a 14-year-old minor.

Officials say between April 1, 2018 and November 29, 2018, Charles Evans Hall, who is 45, used electronic devices to send text messages and/or snap chat messages to a 14-year-old.

Police say Hall sent the messages to induce the minor into engaging in sexual or other prohibited activities.

The allegations leave some of the community in shock. We talked to the grandparent of a Letcher County student who did not want to be identified. The grandparent said he did not know Hall.

"You hear about it in other sections of the country but here at home it's a shock," said the grandparent.

On September 29, 2018, officials say Hall committed the offense of 3rd degree rape when he engaged in sexual intercourse with the 14-year-old.

Officials say Hall is also charged with 1st degree sexual abuse for touching the 14-year-old's private parts.

Hall is also charged with 3rd degree sodomy for engaging in oral sex with the 14-year-old minor.

Hall is being held in the Letcher County Jail.

"It should be known what is going on over there at the school," said the grandparent.

We reached out to the Letcher County School Board, a board member told us they could not comment on the case at this time. They did confirm Hall was a teacher at the time the alleged acts happened.



 
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