Teacher accused of sexual assault released on bond

Published: May. 11, 2012 at 9:07 PM EDT|Updated: May. 14, 2012 at 1:41 PM EDT
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A 2010 mugshot of William Albert Brown.
A 2010 mugshot of William Albert Brown.

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - A judge granted bond Saturday for a Dubose Middle School teacher accused of touching a 14-year-old girl inappropriately.

William Albert Brown, 49, of Summerville, is charged with second-degree assault and criminal solicitation of a minor.

Brown went before a bond court judge Saturday morning at the Dorchester County Jail where his bond was set at $40,000.

On Thursday, deputies received a call about a Dubose Middle School teacher making inappropriate comments to one of his 14-year-old female students. According to the affidavit, Brown told the victim to return to his classroom during a later period to engage in sexual acts with him.

Investigators say they were then called to the scene and uncovered additional information that the student was actually touched by the teacher in an inappropriate manner. After conducting several interviews and meeting with the solicitor's office, investigators obtained arrest warrants for Brown.

On Friday afternoon, investigators arrested Brown at his home. He was locked up at the Dorchester County jail.

Dorchester district school officials say Brown has been recommended for termination. Brown is an English teacher and has worked at the school for three years.

Authorities are continuing the investigation.

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