A former teacher, tennis coach and school board member in Maine has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a former student, police say.
According to authorities, the incidents took place between April 2015 and 2016 and involved a female student, who was 16 and 17 years old at the time. The student was enrolled at a high school in Milo, Maine.
Officials said they were unsure whether or not any of the incidents happened on school property.
Authorities said the victim told police what happened in May of this year and that prompted an investigation.
Pscataquis County Assistant District Attorney Christopher Almy told News Center Maine, "When she made this disclosure, the Sheriff of Piscataquis County himself, Bob Young, went out and investigated this case, made a thorough investigation, and as a result of what he found, these charges have been filed with the court and [Carey] was arrested [Tuesday] on the warrant that was issued."
Almy also stated Herbert “Russell” Carey Jr., 70, was a member of the school board in Milo until March 20, 2021. He did not seek reelection.
Carey was arrested on Aug. 10 and charged with six counts of gross sexual assault, police said. He was released on bail and is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Sept. 13, officials said.