A teacher has been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a student by Statesville Police.
Derone Martin McNeill, 47 of Statesville is charged with 26 counts of second-degree rape, 26 counts of second-degree forcible sexual offense and 26 counts of sexual activity with a student. The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a sexual assault that occurred in 2012 by a teacher against a student attending Statesville Christian School. Investigators determined the sexual assault happened on multiple occasions from 2012 though 2014.
McNeill is now employed by the Iredell-Statesville School system as a part time teacher at Pressly Alternative School. According to a news release, he has been placed on administrative leave.