BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A West Brunswick High School custodian is behind bars facing sex-related charges with a student.
According to a news release from a Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman, Valentine Rivera, 42, of Shallotte, is charged with sexual battery, sexual offense by school personnel, and disseminating pornographic materials.
The release says school leaders and Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies responded quickly after learning about the accusations against Rivera. He is currently in jail under a $50,000 secured bond.
The school system’s spokeswoman says Rivera will remain on administrative leave during the investigation. The release adds that since the investigation is ongoing, and because of personnel regulations, school officials cannot comment further.
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