UPDATE: Brooke County teacher released on bond

Crimes and Courts

According to authorities, Brooke County middle school teacher Timothy Turner is out of police custody after being released on a $50,000 surety bond.

Turner was arrested on Wednesday on a single charge of sexual abuse of a child.

He was arraigned shortly after turning himself in.

Authorities confirm Turner is free until a preliminary hearing is set.

Brooke County Superintendent Toni Paesano Shute told 7News Turner is currently on administrative leave.

According to his staff bio on the district’s website, Turner is currently a music teacher and the president of The Brooke County Education Association, the teachers union for the district.

He also volunteers as a youth minister at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Wintersville and as an assistant scout master for the Boy Scouts, troop 345.

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