A rape charge has been leveled against a former Guilford County teacher accused of indecent liberties

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GREENSBORO, NC (WGHP) – A former substitute teacher who has been arrested for sexual offenses has been charged with additional charges.

73-year-old Richard Gene Martin was taken into custody on May 10. He appeared in court on Monday after he was charged on May 20 with first-degree rape and two additional articles in indecent liberties.

Thus, the total number of charges against Martin is 13.

Photo by Richard Gene Martin

Martin is accused of misconduct with at least two students while working in Guildford County schools.

Martin’s neighbor told FOX8 that something had gone wrong with this man.

According to warrants, the two victims were between 13 and 18 years old. He was a replacement at Grimsley High School at some point while working at GCS, where one of the victims was a student.

He is accused of forcing a 13-year-old boy to take drugs and have sex.

An officer in charge of the case says Martin has been committing sexual crimes “for years” against children. It is unclear whether there will be additional fees.

Martin is currently facing the following charges:

  • Obscene liberties with school official’s children (May 10)
  • Indecent liberties with children (May 10)
  • Rape / sexual crime against a person aged 13, 14, 15 by the accused over 6 years of age (May 10)
  • Promotion of juvenile delinquency (May 10)
  • Marijuana Storage Crime (May 10)
  • Maintain housing / vehicle for controlled substances (May 10)
  • Availability of controlled substances on schedule I (May 10)
  • Storage of marijuana paraphernalia (May 10)
  • First-degree rape (May 20)
  • Two Charges of Indiscriminate Freedoms with Children (May 20)

Guilford County Schools have released this statement regarding the arrest:

“We are deeply concerned about this news and the horrific breach of trust, and we are providing all the necessary resources to support the law enforcement investigation. We encourage everyone who has more information to speak. As always, our advisors are available to students who want support. ”

Dr. Rebecca Kay, Chief of Staff of GCS

He has been with GCS since 2017. As of April 26, he was no longer an active replacement.

GCS officials say the replacements undergo the same checks as part-time employees and full-time employees who are outsourced. Prior to these allegations, only traffic violations are visible in Martin’s record.

After additional charges were brought against him, his bond was increased from $ 500,000 to $ 800,000.

Anyone who thinks they have more information is asked to report it to the Greensboro Police Department.

A rape charge has been leveled against a former Guilford County teacher accused of indecent liberties

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