- Associated Press - Saturday, May 23, 2015

BRYSON CITY, N.C. (AP) - A 32-year-old former resource officer in Swain County schools has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 15-year-old student.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports (https://avlne.ws/1ApjnrJ ) that David Peterson of Bryson City has been sentenced to between 24 months and 48 months in prison for three felony counts of sexual activity with a student.

Peterson was fired from his job with the Swain County Sheriff’s Office when he was arrested in March 2014. He was previously a teacher at Swain County High School.

Prosecutors say Peterson met the girl when he was a teacher at the school, and the relationship continued after he left that job.

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Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, https://www.citizen-times.com

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