Former teacher accused of sex crimes with student

MILO — A former teacher at Penquis Valley High School has been arrested for allegedly having sex with one of his students.

Herbert Carey, a 70-year-old from Milo, was arrested by the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office for six counts of gross sexual assault.

Assistant District Attorney Chris Almy said the offenses took place in 2015 and 2016 and were with a female who was in her junior and senior year of high school.

He said the information came to light this summer and the sheriff began investigating.

“The evidence we have right now is that there was one student who was involved in these series of incidents,” Almy said.

Almy said this type of offense is a Class C felony and punishable by up to five years in jail.

We have reached out to Penquis Valley High School for comment but have yet to hear back.

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