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Teacher charged with sexual battery of Ashley Ridge student

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William Jesse Baber. William Jesse Baber.
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A substitute teacher for Dorchester District 2 has been arrested and charged with sexual battery of a student.

According to authorities William Jesse Baber, 22, had sex with an Ashley Ridge High School student several times between December 2012 and April 2013.

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Police arrested Baber Wednesday evening.  He is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing Thursday afternoon.

Dorchester District Two released a statement Thursday:

William Baber II who was charged with sexual battery with a student by the Dorchester County Sheriff's Department last night (April 24th )has worked as a substitute with Dorchester District Two since November 9, 2012.

Wednesday morning (April 24th) parents of a student reported to the Ashley Ridge High Principal Karen Radcliffe that a student was having a relationship with a substitute teacher outside of school.  The administration immediately contacted Dorchester County Sheriff's Department regarding this information.

Mrs. Radcliffe notified the district office and the substitute was inactivated immediately giving
him no access for continued employment.  Additionally he was served with a trespass notice
prohibiting him from any Dorchester District Two property.

The school continues to cooperate with the Dorchester County Sheriff's Department while
conducting their own internal investigation.

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