Ex-teacher charged with sex crime marries former student

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An Alabama high school teacher and coach who quit after being arrested on a charge of having sex with a student has since married the young woman and asked a court to lift a restriction barring him from seeing her, court documents show.

Thomas Blake Tucker, 25, included a copy of the wedding license in a court filing asking a judge to change the conditions of his bond so the two can live together.

Tucker, who taught and coached at East Limestone High School in north Alabama, was charged in September with being a school employee who engaged in a sex act with a student younger than 19. A court allowed him to be released on a $30,000 bond on the condition he have no contact with the one-time student.

The defense request said the two obtained the wedding license and married November 8 despite the restriction, to which it said Tucker is currently adhering.

A scheduled hearing to consider the request is set for December 6.

Republished with the permission of The Associated Press.