STATESVILLE, N.C. — A former North Carolina high school teacher has been arrested on sex offenses involving a minor.
The Gaston County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year-old Jonathan Conrad Busch of Mooresville is charged with two counts each of statutory rape of a child under the age of 15 and indecent liberties with a child.
Gastonia Police Officer R.S. Lewis said in an arrest warrant the indecent liberties and statutory rape charges involved the same girl and occurred between June and September 2016.
Busch was a former teacher at Lake Norman High School in Mooresville who was hired in July 2003. Iredell-Statesville Schools officials say Busch resigned this week.
According to WCNC, Busch’s case has ties to disgraced ex-congressman Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal.
The name of the minor in Busch’s case matches the name of the minor in Weiner’s case, according to WCNC.