Instructor arrested for soliciting sex from student

A local trade school instructor was arrested Friday and charged with attempting to solicit a Knox Central High School female student for sex in November 2017.

John Barger, 51 of Barbourville was arrested by Kentucky State Police after they say he sent a Facebook message to a KCHS female student on November 1, 2017 “to solicitate the female student for sex.” Barger was charged with one count of Prohibited Use of Electronic Communication System to Procure Minor/Peace Off Re: Sex Offenses.

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