Former NC teacher, coach arrested on statutory rape charge

Former NC teacher, coach arrested on statutory rape charge

Harrell Thach

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on October 9, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 10 at 8:00 AM

PERQUIMANS COUNTY, NC-- A former teacher and coach at Perquimans County High School is due in court Wednesday on a charge of statutory rape.

According to Sheriff Eric Tilley, Harrell Garrett Thach, 57, of Emerald Isle, NC was charged Monday for an alleged incident with a 14-year-old student in Perquimans County 16 years ago.

The Perquimans Weekly reports Thach worked for Perquimans schools from August 1983 until June 2004.  He was a teacher and athletic director and also coached the high school football and track teams.

The paper also reports Thach has resigned his job as a teacher at New Bern High School.  

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