Teacher turns himself in for alleged sex offenses

April 26, 2011 2:29:32 PM PDT
A band instructor in Durham turned himself in to authorities in Winston-Salem Monday after the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office issued an arrest warrant for the former Parkland High School teacher last week.

Warrants were issued after the principal of Parkland High School in Winston-Salem informed a Forsyth deputy on April 18 about an article in North Carolina Central's Campus Echo newspaper. The article claimed a former Parkland student and teacher engaged in a sexual relationship.

Terry Lamar Jones, Jr. resigned from his position at Durham's Shepard Middle School in Durham following his arrest.

Investigators located the student, who graduated from Parkland in 2008. She identified the teacher as 28-year-old Terry Lamar Jones, Jr. The investigation revealed the alleged relationship took place between October 2007 and May 2008. The woman told authorities she and Jones engaged in sexual activity on numerous occasions.

Jones was charged Monday with 64 counts of sexual activity with a student.

He is currently in jail in Forsyth County. It was not immediately known whether he had an attorney.

Jones resigned from his position at Durham's Shepard Middle School in Durham following his arrest. He had worked at the school since 2010.

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