Teacher accused of sex crimes against North Carolina student

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A teacher in North Carolina is being accused of having sex with a female student.

News outlets report 43-year-old Brian Jacob Weavil was charged Wednesday with statutory sex offense of a child, taking indecent liberties, and sex offense involving a teacher against a student.

A news press release from the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says a school resource officer was notified of the offense that happened in June 2018.

Weavil went on an approved leave in August 2018 but continued working as a substitute teacher. He was suspended without pay in April, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Weavil's attorney Karen Gerber says the charges are only accusations and that they are adamantly denied.