A 48-year-old teacher at an Orange County middle school has been arrested for allegedly partaking in sexual activity with a minor inside a storage room at the school, according to a Sheriff’s Office statement.
The man faces charges of sexual activity with a child. He was booked into the Orange County Jail around 2 p.m. Monday and was being held without bail.
The Sheriff’s Office believes the underage victim was sexually battered by the man “inside of a storage room on school grounds.”
The alleged incident supposedly took place in May, but wasn’t reported until Saturday, according to deputies.
Authorities released very few details of the circumstances of the incident Monday.
According to an Orange County Public Schools spokeswoman, the man has been “relieved of his duties” and is no longer employed by the county.
Officials claim that the man was teaching social studies at the time of the alleged sexual activity.
This semester, the man was teaching a job skills and resume-writing course to seventh- and eighth-grade students. He was also the coach for the boys track team.
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