Ex-Lancaster Catholic teacher arrested for sexual contact with student

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A former teacher at Lancaster Catholic High School has been arrested for alleged sexual contact with a 17-year-old student eight years ago.

James Scott Dwight III, 47, was taken into custody last week in Harvard, Massachusetts by the Massachusetts State Police and the United States Marshals Office, Lancaster police said in a news release Wednesday.

Police said the former student, now 25, reported last year that Dwight had sexual contact with her at his home in the 500 block of North Pine Street in June 2006.

Lancaster police charged Dwight with two counts of corruption of minors, and police in Massachusetts charged him with being a fugitive from justice.

He reported to a district judge in Lancaster on Monday and was arraigned and released on unsecured bail.

Police said Dwight has also served as a part-time adjunct professor at Millersville University and at the time of his arrest was employed at Mount Wachusett Community College in Massachusetts.

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