North Carolina high school teacher accused of having sexual contact with child

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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE)- The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office arrested a teacher accused of having sexual contact with a child.

Detectives with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office began investigating in early November.

The suspect was identified as 51-year-old Jason Carpintero. He is a teacher at Salisbury High School.  

The Sheriff’s Office says the child victim is not a student at the suspect’s school.

Carpintero has been charged with one count of felony indecent liberties with a child.

Carpintero was arrested at his home, and taken to the magistrate’s office where he was given a $250,000 bond. 

Additional charges are possible as the investigation continues.

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