Teacher from Tunnel Hill arrested in Floyd County

January 19, 2022–10:04 a.m.


A 36-year old man is accused of engaging in a graphic sexual conversation with someone he thought was under the age of 16 online.

According to Floyd County Jail records, Michael David Powers also sent four pictures, exposing himself, and threatened to tell others about their conversation if she did not provide him with nude pictures.

Powers then traveled from his home in Tunnel Hill, where he is a teacher, to Floyd County to meet up with the person for sex.

Powers is charged with aggravated child molestation, sexual exploitation of children, obscene internet contact with a child, electronically furnishing obscene materials to a minor, and use of a computer to entice a child.

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