Swansboro High School teacher arrested for sex acts with student

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Zachary Todd Daugherty (Photo: Onslow County Sheriff's Office)

SWANSBORO, N.C. (WNCT) — A Swansboro High School teacher has been charged with having a sexual relationship with a student.

Zachary Todd Daugherty, a 28-year-old business/vocational teacher at the school, was arrested Tuesday.

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The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office said it received a report last week Daugherty was having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student, leading to the arrest.

He’s facing six counts of committing a sex act with a student and three counts of taking indecent liberties with a student.

He was taken to the Onslow County Detention Center under a $45,000 bond.



In a release, Onslow County Schools officials said they were notified of allegations against Daugherty on December 7 and suspended him pending the results of the investigation.

School officials said none of their hiring security checks revealed anything that would suggested the behavior Daugherty is charged with.