Thursday, August 20, 2015
Former teacher pleads guilty
A former Johnson County educator pleaded guilty today to using the internet to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity. 26-year-old Robert L. Cantrell pleaded guilty to online enticement in U.S. District Court in Lexington, after his relationship with a student was reported in 2014. In his plea agreement, Cantrell admitted to becoming romantically involved with the 16-year-old. He also admitted to encouraging her to send him nude pictures, numerous occasions of,taking her to his Floyd County home for sex. Cantrell now faces a prison sentence of between 10 years and life. He will be sentenced Nov. 24, in Pikeville.