Former Dothan principal pleads guilty

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - Former Dothan High School Principal Andrew Sewell has pleaded guilty to three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and been sentenced to a year in jail.

Circuit Judge Butch Binford took the plea and imposed the sentence on the 41-year-old former principal Friday in Dothan.

District Attorney Doug Valeska said the three counts involved having sex with a 17-year-old student and supplying her with alcohol on two occasions.

He said the evidence in the case also showed Sewell traveled with the student on an overnight trip to Panama City, Fla.

As part of the plea, the judge dismissed a fourth count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor by supplying her with cigarettes.

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