Aggregated by AuxBeacon News Staff
In February 2015, a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps instructor at Clearwater High School was charged with having sex with a minor.
Police detectives investigated after learning of student rumors that Master Sgt. James Millard Knuckles and a 16-year-old female student he met through the JROTC program. Knuckles was charged with two counts of unlawful sexual activity with certain minors.
He eventually plead guilty to one count of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. He was sentenced in November 2015 and his two year prison term will be followed by three years of sexual offender probation with no option of early termination, as well as a lifetime sex offender designation.