Former Durham middle school teacher charged with sex offenses against teenage student
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A former Durham middle school teacher has been arrested and charged with sexual offenses involving a teenage student, Durham police said.
Troy Logan Pickens, 26, of Raleigh, was arrested Tuesday in Rockingham by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force, police said.
He’s been charged with statutory rape, committing a sexual offense involving a student and taking indecent liberties with a child, according to a release from the Durham Police Department.
The charges stem from an incident in February 2015, when Pickens was a teacher at Neal Middle School in Durham, police said.
“Our students’ safety is our highest priority,” said Chip Sudderth, a spokesman for Durham Public Schools. “We are fully cooperating with law enforcement in this investigation.”
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact police Investigator J. Sandoval at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29461.