LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A former Limestone County teacher and coach arrested for sex with a student says he and his alleged victim are now married.
Thomas Blake Tucker was arrested on September 17 and charged with being a school employee engaged in a sex act with a student.
Tucker was released on bond and resigned from his position at East Limestone High School a month later.
According to court documents, Tucker and the student were married on November 6.
Now, lawyers for Tucker want any bond restrictions limiting the contact between the two to be lifted as they are legally married.
News 19 spoke with Nick Lough, Tucker’s Defense Attorney on those restrictions.
“Right now we just want to make sure that Mr. Tucker isn’t in any violation of his bond conditions right and so because of that we filed a motion he at this point has not had any communication with his wife because of the bond conditions that currently exist and that’s why we’ve made this request to the court because again they are lawfully and legally married,” Lough said.
A hearing is set for December 6.