Former McDowell County teacher arrested for sex crimes involving a minor

Local - 11/15/2013 5:40 PM by Rebecca Turco

WELCH - A teacher who used to work in McDowell County is arrested in North Carolina for sex crimes involving a former student.

Randall Jared Cassels, 24, of Boone, North Carolina is charged with solicitation of a minor via a computer.

Officials for the McDowell County Sheriff's Office said a female student at River View High School made accusations that Cassels solicited her online. The Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Board of Education after the student came forward to a teacher at River View High School about the incident.

Cassels was arrested last week by authorities in North Carolina and was released on bond awaiting extradition to West Virginia. Cassels has since been fired job as a long-term substitute teacher in North Carolina.


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