Ex.-Va. teacher, assistant principal sentenced in sex case

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PULASKI, Va. (AP) – A former middle school assistant principal has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a student.

Media outlets report 33-year-old Jonathan Edward Bell of Salem was sentenced Friday in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

He pleaded no contest in December to multiple counts of taking indecent liberties with a child under the age of 15, carnal knowledge and sexual battery.

Prosecutors say Bell was a teacher at Dublin Middle School when he began talking with an eighth-grade female student in 2010. The relationship continued until they stopped seeing each other in 2012.

Bell resigned in March 2014 as an assistant principal at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Roanoke.

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