Trial date set for E. Tennessee teacher charged with sexual batter, statutory rape

Corey DeHart, 43. Charged with sexual battery by an authority figure and statutory rape by an authority figure. (Photo Courtesy: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A trial date has been set for a former Halls High School teacher charged with sexual battery and statutory rape by an authority figure.

Corey Dehart, 43, appeared in court this morning.

He was arrested in April, after a student claimed he sexually assaulted her back in 2007.

Dehart is currently out of jail on a $50,000 bond.

His trial is set to begin Nov. 17.

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