A former Broughton High School teacher charged earlier this month with having sex with a student now faces a similar charge in Johnston County where he was a teacher last year.
Ronald Lee Chewning of Hidden Dove Lane in Raleigh was charged with one felony count of indecent liberties with a minor by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office. Chewning, 25, was arrested in Guilford County.
Sheriff’s investigators launched an investigation on Feb. 12 following reports that Chewning had inappropriate contact with a student last March at the Johnston County public school where he worked. Capt. C. Strickland would not disclose the school or other details because the case involves a minor and the sheriff’s office investigation is not complete.
Chewning was ordered to appear in a Wake County courtroom on March 2 after Raleigh police charged him with one felony count of a sex offense involving a female student.
Investigators have not said where they think that incident took place, but Chewning was working at Broughton High as a career and technical education teacher when police think it occurred on Dec. 1.
Chewning was hired by Wake County Public Schools last August and resigned three days before his arrest in Raleigh on Feb. 6, school officials reported. After the recent arrest, he remained in the Guilford County jail Tuesday in lieu of $100,000 bail.