Ex-Johnston Co. teacher sentenced on child sex charges - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Ex-Johnston Co. teacher sentenced on child sex charges

Posted: Updated:
SMITHFIELD, N.C. -

A Clayton man charged with sex crimes has been sentenced to a minimum of 50 years in prison and a maximum of 61 1/2 years in Johnston County Superior Court.

Paul Canally, a former seventh grade science teacher at Archer Lodge Middle School, was charged with multiple sex crimes involving a minor. He was employed from August 20, 2007, until resigning in July 27, 2009. According to reports, the incidents occurred between April 2010 and December 2011.

Canally pleaded guilty to 37 charges, including second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Canally faced multiple charges of sex offenses with a minor, including:

  • Second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor
  • Statutory rape
  • Indecent liberties with a child
  • Sexual battery
  • Sex offense with a student

Authorities said some of the victims, whose ages ranged between 13 and 15, were students at Archer Lodge Middle School, where Canally was employed at the time of the alleged incidents.

Officials say the offenses did not occur at the school, but rather at the suspect's home.

RELATED STORIES

  • Fugitive sex offender captured in Roanoke

    Fugitive sex offender captured in Roanoke

    Fugitive sex offender captured in Roanoke

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:41 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:41:44 GMT
    ROANOKE (WSLS) - A man wanted for sex crimes against a minor was captured in Roanoke during a traffic stop.
    ROANOKE (WSLS) - A man wanted for sex crimes against a minor was captured in Roanoke during a traffic stop.
  • Roanoke Police investigate shots fired incident

    Roanoke Police investigate shots fired incident

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:37:03 GMT
    On July 29, 2014 at 6:08 p.m. Roanoke Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Orange Avenue NE to investigate a shots fired call. Immediately upon arrival officers detained several subjects believed to have been involved in the incident. The preliminary investigation suggests the individuals involved were traveling in two different vehicles on Hollins Road when at least one of the occupants in one of the vehicles starting shooting at the other vehicle. The vehicles separated briefly and t...
    On July 29, 2014 at 6:08 p.m. Roanoke Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Orange Avenue NE to investigate a shots fired call. Immediately upon arrival officers detained several subjects believed to have been involved in the incident. The preliminary investigation suggests the individuals involved were traveling in two different vehicles on Hollins Road when at least one of the occupants in one of the vehicles starting shooting at the other vehicle. The vehicles separated briefly and t...
  • Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

    Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

    Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond.
    Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.