Teacher Accused Of Sexual Misconduct With Student

A former middle school teacher is under arrest after being accused of sexual misconduct with a student.

Mount Olive police say Jerry Dortch turned himself in today on the charge of felony indecent liberties with a student.

Authorities say last week they received a report from the family of a girl alleging misconduct by a teacher.

Dortch was a teacher at Mount Olive Middle School, and was the school's teacher of the year for 2007-08. The school system says he resigned the same day the allegations were brought.

Dortch is out of jail on a $5000 secured bond, with a court date of Monday.

A school system spokesman says Dortch was a keyboarding instructor at Mount Olive. He was hired in August of 1999 and had been at Mount Olive since July 2003.

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  • by nah-nah Location: mt.olive on Mar 28, 2010 at 01:39 PM
    hey my name is nijiera and i know that this didnt not happen because i was in the room when it supposedly happen. Now it dont make any sence that all yall is up here saying stuff about him and dont really know him i dont think thats right at all. I look up to him as a father. And trust me he will never hurt anyone. And if yall think about it how many people will turn thereself in knowing that they did it he was a man of god so he have no worrys about anything. And yea her life has change alot because of this. But HEY him and his FAMLIY life is CHANGE for ever. He has kids to live for. Now I want yall to think about if this was yall family would you like people to say all this stuff about you and they was not even there or near when it happen? I dont think so, so why would yall say this about this man NOONE besides his kids know him like I do he's been there for me when i needed help. I called on him when i needed a father figure. He stop me from making all my wrong decisions. i love u
  • by Anonymous Location: NC on Dec 21, 2009 at 07:22 PM
    I have known Mr. Dortch for sometime and he has always held himself to be a true man of God. I am sorry if this young girl didn't get what she was seeking from him, but I know he didn't and wouldn't do this...
  • by a mother Location: mo on Sep 20, 2009 at 07:48 AM
    i have read some of the comments posted, and no one seems to think of the victim. What about this young girl? Her life has been changed!! Can she ever trust a teacher again? Why would she possibly make this up because she too didn't think this would happen!
  • by a guy Location: mt.olive on Aug 24, 2009 at 03:10 PM
    ok so i was one mr.dortch's student when this so called happened he did not do any thing people were in the class when it supposidly happened said it didnt he just quite that day so it is not true watever u say or heard is wrong
  • by Felicia Location: Columbia, Md on May 15, 2009 at 01:56 PM
    God Bless Jerry and his family. I am sure that they can use our prayers, encouragement and support far more than our judgemental analysis. It is our sincere prayer that God's message continues to be conveyed even during this difficult time.
  • by katie on Mar 25, 2009 at 02:20 PM
    ok,to ALL of the people to say that mr.dortch touched her in a wrong way,your WRONG! mr.dorth was my teacher from 6th-8th grade and would NEVER do something like that.people just jump to conclusions when they dont even know him personally. and thats the problem with everyone.he was & still is a nice man.& he really doesnt need people talking crap about him just because of hear-say.i love mr.dortch and his family.his daughter was my BESTFRIEND and i miss her alot.but STOP saying he touched her wrong.because he didnt.if you dont know the story,or the man.DONT say stuff about him.thanks (:
  • by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2009 at 10:33 AM
    i thought he was for god he sin u got to watch ever body
  • by Praying Location: Goldsboro on Mar 16, 2009 at 08:02 AM
    I personally believe that this could have occured but i wasnt in regards to her & she took it in the wrong way. I know he is a very nice man and i pray each & day for his family & his girls.Love them all.
  • by ajaysia Location: mt. olive NC on Mar 6, 2009 at 05:00 PM
    my name is ajaysia jerry dortch was my keyboarding teacher and i never would have thought he would do something like this. i dont know what happenend i just hope he will think about how this will affect his life and his three kids
  • by Earneshia Location: Goldsboro on Mar 5, 2009 at 11:46 AM
    I Know jerrd Dortch and his family very well and they are very good people we go to the same church!And i do not believe he would do anything like that!this is a praying time so stop talking and start praying only jerry and God only knows what really happend! we all sin and come short so if you really dont know what happend cause you was not there....just pray for him and his family remember that you are talking about three girls father & whatever you said im sure thry kids are reading it just like i did and there life will never be the same behide whats going on now.
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