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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