Melissa Blair arraigned on student sex charges

ATHENS, Tennessee (WDEF) – Melissa Blair was arraigned on Monday in McMinn County 23 sex charges involving high school students.

In the brief court appearance, officials discussed whether she should be allowed on school property while she awaits trial.

Blair is free on bond.

The court agreed that she could drop her children off at school but cannot go inside.

Blair faces 18 counts of aggravated statutory rape, four county of human trafficking by patronizing prostitution and one count of solicitation.

All nine victims were students at McMinn Central High and were underage at the time.

Sheriff Joe Guy says there could be more victims and is encouraging them and their families to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

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