Grand Jury does not Indict Teacher Accused of Molesting Students

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Harvey Knotts

Harvey Knotts

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville teacher accused of sexually abusing seven children at McDonnell Elementary will not face charges after a grand jury failed to return an indictment.

Harvey Aubin Knotts, 40, was arrested in April of 2011 with 10 counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12.  According to court documents, the case involved seven female students at McDonnell Elementary, all ages 9 or 10.’

Knotts has been on administrative leave with pay since the day of his arrest.

Our news partners at The Huntsville Times and al.com reported that Knotts was previously convicted of a sex-related charge involving a 13-year-old girl in Bermuda, but that charge was alter overturned.