A Melcher-Dallas teacher was arrested yesterday for second degree sexual abuse. Marion County Sheriff Ron Goemaat tells KNIA/KRLS news 40 year-old David Loren Bennett of Dallas was arrested as a result of a joint investigation by his office and the Melcher-Dallas Police Department.
Goemaat says the investigation stems from a report from the Melcher-Dallas School District that stated Bennett had inappropriate contact with a juvenile student. Bennett is a 7-12th grade science teacher in the district.
He had an initial appearance in front of a judge this morning and is currently being held in the Marion County jail on a $25,000 bond.
The case remains under investigation by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Melcher-Dallas Police Department and KNIA/KRLS news will bring you more information as soon as it becomes official.