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Suffolk teacher accused of sexually abusing student

Police said the alleged abuse happened on September 17 at King's Fork High School.
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SUFFOLK, Va. — Police said they arrested a teacher who is accused of inappropriate physical contact with a student.

Bruce Todd Gidley, 60, is charged with indecent liberties with a child by a custodian, and sexual abuse of a child ages 13 and 14.

Police said they were contacted Sept. 18 after the female student told her mother of the incident, which allegedly happened at King's Fork High School a day earlier.

Gidley was arrested later that same day.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Public Schools said that Gidley taught Career & Technical Education at the high school and that he began working for the school division in 2012.

Suffolk Public Schools placed Gidley on administrative leave as a result of the allegation and his arrest.

Police say their investigation remains ongoing.

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