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Local man sentenced for soliciting minor

     A Parrottsville man was ordered to serve 4 years in prison following his court case last week in Cocke County.
Judge Carter Moore sentenced 43 year William Johnson after Johnson plead guilty to 8 counts of solicitation to commit statutory rape, violation of the sex offender registery and other offenses.
     According to court records, Johnson, while on probation from a previous sexual battery conviction, pursued communications a 14 year old girl.