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Crossville teacher charged with sexual battery found dead

Posted at 6:41 PM, Jun 27, 2019

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Crossville teacher charged with sexual battery by an authority figure has died.

school officials confirmed the report Thursday.

Michael Speich was accused of sexually abusing a minor. He was a math teacher and county commissioner, who was charged with sexual battery by an authority figure and providing alcohol to a minor.

According to WVLT News, his death was announced a commission meeting in Cumberland County on Thursday night, the board chairman said Speich had passed away. The chairman did not give a cause of death, but the board held a moment of silence after the announcement.