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Region 8 Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault

AUGUST 25, 2005 - Posted at 7:52 a.m. CDT

MELBOURNE, AR - A former agriculture teacher has pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault, avoiding jail time when he had faced 96 years in prison.

Steven Mitchell, who also was a former assistant principal at Melbourne High School (Izard County), must now register as a sex offender.  He had faced 14 counts.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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