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Former Union County middle school teacher accused of sex crimes with student

A former Union County middle school teacher is charged with sex crimes towards a student, deputies stated Wednesday.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office began their investigation into 26-year-old Max Martin, a former Piedmont Middle School teacher, final month. They stated the investigation began after Piedmont Middle college students reported getting “inappropriate communications/requests” from Martin by way of his social media accounts.

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Detectives interviewed the victims and witnesses and picked up proof.

Martin was arrested Wednesday morning and brought to the Union County jail, the sheriff’s workplace stated. He’s been charged with one rely of indecent liberties with a toddler and one rely of indecent liberties with a student. His bond situations haven’t been set but.

A former Union County middle school teacher is charged with sex crimes against a student, deputies said Wednesday.A former Union County middle school teacher is charged with sex crimes against a student, deputies said Wednesday.

A former Union County middle school teacher is charged with sex crimes towards a student, deputies stated Wednesday.

“I commend the victims who came forward during this investigation for their bravery and resilience,” Sheriff Eddie Cathey stated in an announcement. “The deputies, detectives, and Crime Lab personnel who are actively investigating this case have done excellent work. My office remains committed to ensuring the safety of our local students and staff members and I encourage anyone with additional information about this case to contact our detectives.”

Channel 9 has reached out to Union County Public Schools to seek out out extra.

Anyone with details about the investigation is requested to name 911, the UCSO at 704-283-3789, or Union County Crime Stoppers at 704-283-5600.

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