Alabama teacher accused of soliciting sex act from student

Published 4:01 pm Thursday, February 16, 2023

An Alabama high school teacher was arrested Thursday after police say he solicited a sex act from a student.

Opelika police said they were notified on February 8 by the Opelika City Schools Administration of an incident that allegedly occurred between a high school student and a member of the Opelika High School faculty.

After an investigation, detectives arrested Montre Learius Battle, 37, of Cusseta, Alabama. He was placed on administrative leave after the initial allegation and was arrested Thursday.

He was charged with a misdemeanor charge – a school employee soliciting a sex act with a student under the age of 19.

Police ask anyone with information about the case to contact the Opelika Police Department Detective Division at (334) 705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665.