Former teacher indicted on sex offense charge

A former teacher from Eastern Carolina has been indicted on a sexual offense charge.

Our NBC affiliate in Virginia Beach, WAVY, reports that 27-year-old Ryan Garrett was indicted Monday on one count of sex offense with a student. Garrett is a former teacher at Manteo High School.

The district attorney says the victim was a female senior at Manteo High School and was 18-years-old at the time of the alleged offense last May.

North Carolina State Code says such an offense is a felony if the teacher works at the same school as the student and is at least 4 years older.

Garrett faces up to 4 years in prison, if convicted.