Thomas Black Tucker: Ex-teacher charged with having sex with student marries victim

A former Alabama high school teacher and coach who resigned after being arrested for having sex with a student is now married to his alleged victim, court documents say.

Thomas Black Tucker, 25, asked the court to lift the restriction barring him from seeing the student this week, AL.com reported. The filing included a wedding certificate stating the pair were married on Nov. 6.

Tucker was a teacher at East Limestone High School in northern Alabama when he was arrested on September 17 and charged with engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19.
Thomas Black Tucker: Ex-teacher charged with having sex with student marries victim
Tucker was later released on $30,000 bond on the condition that he not contact the victim.

The Limestone County School Board accepted Tucker’s resignation a month later.

It is unclear if the alleged victim was still a student at East Limestone when he was arrested. The court is set to evaluate his petition at a hearing on Dec. 6.

Tucker’s arrest was the second sex charge filed against a district employee in as many months, according to AL.com. Jason Roger Emerson, a Limestone County Tech School instructor, was charged in August with felony groping of a 17-year-old student.