Birmingham teacher arrested for alleged sexual contact with student

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(Jefferson County Jail)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A George W. Carver High School teacher and baseball coach has been arrested for allegedly having sexual contact with a student under the age of 19.

Richard Alan Pope, 55, was arrested Wednesday and charged with having sexual contact with a student; distributing obscene material by mail; attempting to transmit obscene material of a child by computer; and soliciting a child by computer.

According to the school’s website, Pope has been a teacher there for seven years. He is also listed as the head baseball coach.

He was booked Wednesday into the Jefferson County Jail on a $72,000 bond.

No other information has been released at this time. CBS 42 has requested a comment from the school but has not heard back.


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