A 22-year-old South Carolina man was arrested and charged with sexual battery of a student Wednesday night (Apr 24) after the police were tipped off about an inappropriate relationship he was having with a 17-year-old high school student, which is pretty bad already.
But then it gets a bit worse, as the man was also charged for having sex with another student at the same school, this one aged only 15.
William Jesse Baber, of North Charleston, S.C. was a substitute teacher for South Carolina’s Dorchester District 2.
According to court documents, the man developed a relationship of sexual nature with two students at Ashley Ridge High School between last December and the time he was arrested.
The police affidavit states that Baber met the 17-year-old while he was a substitute teacher for one of her classes.
As for the 15-year-old, though it wasn’t explicitly stated whether or not he was a sub for any of her classes, Baber communicated with her through “numerous Facebook messages” in which he would ask her when and where they could meet with the intent of performing “a sexual activity.”
Investigators said the incidents with the 15-year-old started in late January. Baber was charged with solicitation of a minor in connection with that case. He could face up to 10-15 years in prison if he’s convicted in both cases. His bond has been set at $70,000.
A spokesperson for the local school district said that Baber’s name has since been removed from their database of substitute teachers, and he has also been served with a trespassing notice barring him from setting foot on ANY school district property.
It isn’t clear where the alleged incidents took place, but Baber had reportedly been subbing for the entire district since last November.
If you didn’t know any better, you might say that Mr. Baber took on the subbing job just so he could fuck high school girls. Because he clearly wasn’t there to help anybody with their Spanish vocabulary or pass along insights on the history of the Civil War.