A Muscogee County school teacher is out of jail today after allegations of exchanging inappropriate text messages with a 16-year-old student or 'sexting" as it's commonly referred to.
Thirty seven-year-old Tucker Hearn, a Northside teacher and part-time professor at Columbus State, was released on his own recognizance this afternoon and did not appear in court.
The formal charge is attempted sexual assault on a person in custody, but few details have been released.
Hearn is now represented by high profile defense attorney Stacey Jackson who tells NBC 38, his client waived the preliminary hearing in an attempt to minimize publicity about the case.
"At this time I don't want to go into the details. I have been able to take a look at the police reports on the case. I just don't want to go into all the details. Those were the reasons that both parties wanted to award the preliminary hearing so both sides could continue working on the case without exposing all of the details of what's going on," Jackson says.
Jackson says both sides will now continue to gather evidence as the case makes it's way through the courtroom.
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