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Felton has license revoked

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Brock M. Felton's teachers license has been permanently revoked by the Arkansas State Board of Education, according to the minutes of the March 16 meeting.

Felton, a former Izard County Consolidated High School band and choir instructor and school bus driver, was convicted of a total of 16 counts of sexual crimes on Jan. 9. Four of those crimes are sexual assault in the second degree and 12 are sexual indecency convictions.

Felton had kicked a student out of his class last year for allegedly putting a drum stick down his pants. After the incident, many male students began to come foward claiming Felton encouraged them to do sexual acts and touched them inappropriately.

Felton resigned from the school in April 2008, according to Superintendent Fred Walker, for health reasons, after allegations had spread.

During their testimony, several students said Felton encouraged them to expose themselves to him. They also said Felton would ask them if they ever had sex, and he would try to look at the students while they were urinating. Two male students also said Felton had encouraged them to masturbate in front of him. Several students also testified that Felton touched their penises through their clothes or actually touched their penises while Felton was measuring their size. Students also said Felton would prod them with a baton and touch them on their knees and play a "Do you trust me?" game.

Jan. 10 the jury recommended Felton go through rehab and sentenced him to pay $180,000 in fines and to serve six months in the Arkansas Department of Correction. Felton is currently being held in the Izard County Detention Facility with no bond awaiting room to open in the correction facility.

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