Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sex Charges From The 80’s

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HICKORY,NC–A teacher has to surrender her license and register as a sex offender after she pleaded guilty to sex charges involving a former student.

The crimes happened in 1987 when Darlene Melton taught in Hickory but victim came forward earlier this year.

Melton won’t spend any time in jail, because the judge had to sentence her under guidelines in place back in the 80’s.