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Teacher charged with sexual battery

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By The Staff

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Lancaster High School teacher and Indian Land High School coach with sexual battery of a student. Officers arrested Tony Allen Ford, 36, on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

The sheriff’s office began an investigation after receiving a report of suspicious activity from the parent of a former Indian Land High School student.

During the investigation, it was discovered Ford had a consensual sexual relationship with a former student over a one-year period. The sexual relationship began when the student was 16 years old.

During the time of the relationship, Ford was employed at Lancaster High School as a teacher and Indian Land High School as a coach.

Ford was jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center on Friday and was released on a $15,000 surety bond on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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