HOPE MILLS, N.C. (WNCN) – A teacher at South View High School has been taken into custody after being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said.
The investigation into South View High School teacher Dmitri Pelaez began on Nov. 16, the sheriff’s office said.
Deputies were told “about a possible inappropriate relationship between a current student and current teacher/coach at South View High School,” the sheriff’s office had previously said.
“Sexually explicit” text messages were sent to a 16-year-old victim, deputies said.
Three more possible victims have reported “similar incidents” and are being investigated.
He is listed as a world history teacher and the boy’s junior varsity soccer coach at South View.
On Dec. 7, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Dmitri Pelaez.
Pelaez is charged with:
- Six counts of indecent liberties with a student
- One count of sexual activity with a student
Pelaez was taken into custody Monday, the sheriff’s office said.
He was transported to the Cumberland County Detention Center where he received a $40,000 bond.
Pelaez is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.