Ex-principal gets up to 3.5 years for sex acts with student

Tony Lee Worley (Photo: WBTV)

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — A former high school principal in North Carolina has been sentenced to a maximum of three years and six months in prison for sex crimes involving a student.

The Charlotte Observer reported that Tony Lee Worley was sentenced on Tuesday.

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Authorities said the 58-year-old had approached a student on a dating app.

Court records show that he pleaded guilty in Lincoln County Superior Court to felony counts of sex act with a student by a school administrator.

Police had arrested Worley last year and accused him of a “romantic relationship” with a student.

Worley resigned that year.