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Former Pulaski Co. teacher sentenced in case of sex charges involving student

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PULASKI CO. (WSLS 10) - A former Pulaski County teacher was sentenced to 43 years after pleading no contest to sex charges involving one of his students. 

However, Jonathan Edward Bell will only serve 17 years of that sentence. 

Bell entered the plea Thursday in Pulaski County Circuit Court. He faces several charges including indecent liberties with a child under the age of 15 and sexual battery. 

Prosecutors said he was a teacher at Dublin Middle School when he began the inappropriate relationship with an eighth grade girl in 2010, which lasted for two years. 

Bell resigned in march as Assistant Principal at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Roanoke.