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Local Teacher Faces Sex Charges

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A high school math teacher faces sex charges after a complaint by 14-year-old girl, according to the Colleton County Sheriff's Office.


Ralph Waye, 42, a math teacher at Colleton County High School, was charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor and lewd act with a minor.  Waye lives in Walterboro.


The Sheriff's Office says the girl told her school nurse on May 28 that Waye had assaulted her.  She attends a different school.  That school then notified its resource officer.   Waye was charged after an investigation. 


According to the Sheriff's Office, the assault did not happen on school grounds.


The Sheriff's Office says Waye turned himself in Wednesday.  He later appeared before a magristrate and was released after posting a $40 thousand bond.

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