CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A middle school teacher in south Charlotte was charged in connection with sexually assaulting one of his students.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, 26-year-old Charles Ray Naas was charged Saturday with indecent liberties with a student by a teacher and sex act with a student. Police said Naas worked at Alexander Graham Middle School on Runnymede Lane.
The student went to Naas' home for tutoring when the inappropriate sexual contact occurred, officers said. According to a police report, the incident happened along the 1000-block of Manchester Lane on June 27.
The report says the victim was a 13-year-old boy who Naas "touched inappropriately."
Police are trying to see whether there are any additional victims.
Neighbors near Naas' home were shocked when they heard about the allegations.
"Not another one with young kids," Francis Hubbard said, "That's happening pretty regular now with these teachers."
According to Vincent Pham, who lives across the street, Naas kept to himself.
"He made no trouble at all to me," he said.
According to The Charlotte Observer, Naas teaches seventh grade and appears to be a math teacher. Naas was released from jail Saturday night on bail, the Observer reported.
Robert Folkln, who is the principal at Alexander Graham Middle School, released a letter to the school community and said he's upset and concerned about the situation, according to the Observer.
CMS released this statement Sunday evening:
Naas was still listed on the faculty page of the school's website as of Sunday evening. Naas is expected to have his first court appearance July 5.