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West Virginia teacher charged with sexual abuse

August 24, 2018

WELLSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia teacher has been charged after students told authorities he had inappropriate contact with another student.

The Intelligencer reports 42-year-old Timothy T. Turner of New Cumberland was charged Wednesday with sexual abuse of a juvenile by a person of trust.

Court documents say students told deputies that Turner had a sexual relationship with a female student while he was a teacher at Wellsburg Middle School in 2015. The accusations involve inappropriate sexual contact on two occasions, but charging documents say the incidents didn’t occur on school property.

The Brooke County Sheriff’s Office filed the felony charges after investigating the students’ allegations.

County School Superintendent Toni A. Paesano Shute did not return the newspaper’s call seeking comment. It’s unclear if Turner has a lawyer.

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