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Delaware Teacher Charged With Sexual Abuse of Student

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Police say Shorts and the student had four sexual encounters since October 2013. Police say Shorts and the student had four sexual encounters since October 2013.

A Delaware teacher has been arrested after detectives say he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student.

On May 2, 27-year old Jerry Shorts of Wilmington was arrested after a lengthy investigation regarding allegations of a sexual relationship.

School officials advised detectives of the allegations. Officials investigated the on-going relationship, including handling months of numerous interviews and examining physical evidence.

Police say Shorts and the student had four sexual encounters since October 2013.

There is no word on Shorts’ current employment status with the school.

He has been charged with four counts of sexual abuse of a child by a person of trust first degree, and one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child.

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