April 26, 2006

Teacher accused of sex offense

Charlotte Observer

A Charlotte Catholic High School teacher was suspended this week after a 12th-grader there accused him of sexual misconduct.

The student told school principal Gerald Healy on Monday about an incident that he said occurred at the teacher's home two years ago, according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte.

Healy confronted the teacher that day, the diocese stated in a news release Tuesday.

The teacher denied the allegation. He was suspended with pay while the case is investigated, said acting diocese spokesman Kevin Murray.

The diocese said it turned the case over to the Department of Social Services and its own internal review board, which investigates sexual misconduct within the diocese's 46 counties.

Posted by kshaw at April 26, 2006 07:01 AM