Ex-Knox County teacher retired with benefits while under investigation for child pornography

Ex-Knox County teacher retired with benefits while under investigation for child pornography

November 15th, 2017 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local Regional News
Brian Corrie Patton

Brian Corrie Patton

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

An ex-Knox County music teacher who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing more than 2,000 images depicting child sex abuse retired with benefits while he was under investigation, according to his personnel file.

Brian Corrie Patton, 65, of Knoxville, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor last week.

He was placed on paid administrative leave Jan. 27, three days after he was arrested.

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