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Educator accused of molesting students, wants more freedom

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MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A Huntsville educator, accused of molesting students, wants more freedom. Harvey Knotts faces 10 counts of sexual abuse.

Huntsville Police arrested him in May of 2011.

Knotts wants flexibility on when he's allowed to come and go. Right now he is under house arrest, must report to a probation officer, and is wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet.

Knotts taught at McDonnell Elementary School in Huntsville.

Investigators said he sexually abused seven of his students, all girls aging 9 - 10 years-old.

Knotts waived his right to a preliminary hearing, opting to send his case straight to a Madison County Grand Jury. While he waits for that decision, Knotts wants larger amounts of time away from his home.

The reason listed in the court documents is for family obligations. The officer supervising Knott's wants the judge to clarify the bond and curfew restrictions.

Knotts has a status conference to discuss this issue and other issues with this case. It's set for June 20th.

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