Scott High teacher charged with sexually abusing students


Brandon Arvay

MADISON — A Scott High School teacher has been arrested and charged with several counts of sexual abuse by a custodian or guardian.

Brandon Arvay, 27, a math teacher at Scott High, was arrested over a week ago in Ohio and is now awaiting extradition back to West Virginia.

Arvay has been charged with five counts of sexual abuse by a custodian or guardian, according to a spokeperson with the West Virginia State Police. He also faces charges of allegedly using a minor to film obscene material.

Police have reported there are multiple victims of current and prior students and some of the alleged crimes go back over the past few years.

Arvay is expected to have an extradition hearing soon and should be back in Boone County to face the allegations within the next two weeks.

No other details have been released.

This is the third Boone County educator this year to be charged with allegedly sexually abusing students.

Former Van Principal Garth Mock was charged with allegedly having sex with two female students, ages 17 and 18, at his Kanawha County home. Sherman High School teacher Alan Robinson, Jr., was charged at the end of the school year with an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old female student and soliciting a minor via a computer.

Any other potential victims are urged to contact the West Virginia State Police at 304-792-7200.

• In other local West Virginia State Police news, a note from the superintendent’s office reads, “Recently, we have received several inquiries about our Whitesville Detachment. The WVSP would like to take this opportunity to address some of these concerns. Due to unavoidable circumstances and no fault of either party, the lease for the detachment building will not be renewed. The lease expired on June 30, 2015; however, an extension was granted until a new location can be chosen.

“The WVSP is actively looking at sites in the immediate and surrounding areas that we hope will meet our logistical needs. The WVSP will continue to meet the law enforcement needs of the community just as we have since our inception in 1919. Rest assured that the WVSP will allocate manpower and resources in a manner which will allow us to continue to accomplish our mission.” – Colonel C. R. “Jay” Smithers.

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