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Melcher-Dallas Teacher Arrested for Sexual Abuse

Posted: Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 at 9:37 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Samantha Smith

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A Melcher-Dallas teacher was arrested yesterday for second degree sexual abuse. Marion County Sheriff Ron Goemaat tells KNIA/KRLS news 40 year-old David Loren Bennett of Dallas was arrested as a result of a joint investigation by his office and the Melcher-Dallas Police Department.

Goemaat says the investigation stems from a report from the Melcher-Dallas School District that stated Bennett had inappropriate contact with a juvenile student. Bennett is a 7-12th grade science teacher in the district.

He had an initial appearance in front of a judge this morning and is currently being held in the Marion County jail on a $25,000 bond.

The case remains under investigation by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Melcher-Dallas Police Department and KNIA/KRLS news will bring you more information as soon as it becomes official.