Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:36

Former Teacher Pleads to Sex Charges

April 16, 2019 – A former Shelby County Schools science teacher accused of sexual misconduct with students in his classroom was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in jail and four years of probation, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Bragg Lampkin, 45, also must undergo sex offender treatment and will be on the Sex Offender Registry. He was indicted last year on felony charges of soliciting sexual exploitation of minors.
He entered an Alford plea which is an acknowledgement that there is enough evidence to convict him at trial. While not an admission of guilt, an Alford plea has the same legal effect as a guilty plea.
An investigation showed that between November and mid-December of 2017 Lampkin encouraged a 13-year-old male student at Cummings Elementary School to perform a sex act while Lampkin showed the student a phone video of himself having sex with a woman.
Lampkin resigned in June of last year. On Tuesday, Judge Chris Craft denied his request for diversion which could have cleared his felony conviction after probation and allowed him to seek another teaching position.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Jeff Jones and Abby Wallace of the DA’s Special Victims Unit which prosecutes cases of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse of child victims; rape and aggravated rape of adult victims, and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.
SVU reviews child-victim cases with Shelby County’s multi-agency Child Protection Investigative Team.