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Former teacher indicted by federal grand jury

Charles Hall faces charges of producing child pornography

A federal grand jury has indicted a former Letcher County teacher on charges of producing child pornography.

Charles Evans Hall, a teacher at the Letcher County Alternative School and a former assistant football coach at Letcher County Central High School, was a teacher at Letcher Middle School when he was suspended last spring pending an investigation of an alleged sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl, but a KSP Post 13 investigation of that incident lapsed. Both police and the school district said at the time that the allegations were unsubstantiated, and sources say Hall was reinstated at the alternative school.

Hall, who was 45 at the time, was arrested Nov. 30, 2018, after another investigation of the same incident by state police, and has been in the Letcher County Jail ever since.

A federal grand jury alleged in an indictment Thursday that Hall convinced a minor “to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct, knowing or having reason to know that such visual depiction would be transported using a means and facility of interstate and foreign commerce.”

A federal warrant has been issued for Hall to be taken before a U.S. District Court judge.

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