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Former Tuscumbia teacher pleads guilty to sex crimes


A former Tuscumbia High School teacher and basketball coach pleaded guilty to several sex crimes on Tuesday.

Michael Allen, 26, pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual contact with a student. His sentencing hearing will be 10 a.m. on Dec. 14 at the Miller County Courthouse.

An investigation began March 1 after the Missouri State Highway Patrol Courage 2 Report system received tips about Allen having inappropriate contact with students, including providing alcohol to female students, according to a probable cause statement.

One of the victims filed a restraining order against Allen in May.

Allen allegedly invited a victim to his apartment where he allegedly provided her alcohol and touched her inappropriately without consent.

The allegations also claimed Allen tried to touch another victim multiple times throughout the 2021 school year without consent. He also allegedly sent the victim inappropriate photos and forced her do to the same.

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