CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Dickson County middle school teacher has been arrested on sexual battery charges.

Robert Capes is an eighth-grade science teacher at Charlotte Middle School in Dickson County, according to the school’s website. It also states Capes has been a teacher for more than 25 years.

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Dickson County Sheriff Tim Eads says Capes turned himself in.

He has been indicted on a charge of sexual battery by an authority figure.

News 2 reached out to the school, to which Director of Schools Danny Weeks responded, saying Capes has been on leave since January pending the completion of the investigation.

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