Former CHMS teacher

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 25, 2009

A former Charles Henderson Middle School teacher has been arrested on charges of sexually abusing one of his students in Barbour County.

Marcus Deron Woodham, 37, of Brundidge, was arrested Monday and faces charges of sexual abuse first degree, said Barbour County Sheriff LeRoy Upshaw in a press release.

Woodham is a teacher at Barbour County High School, and Upshaw said the victim is a student at the school.

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Barbour County Investigator David Morris said the victim revealed to her parents a teacher had been “inappropriate” with her at school.

The case was referred by Barbour County Superintendent Gary Quick to the Barbour County Department of Human Resources and then turned over to the sheriff’s office.

Prior to his work in Barbour County, Woodham was a teacher at CHMS in Troy.

Morris said in the press release he has been in contact with law enforcement in Pike County in reference to allegations made against Woodham while he was in the Troy City Schools system.

Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas said he has no knowledge of his department working with this case. Troy Police Spokesman Sgt. Benny Scarbrough could not be reached before the time of press Thursday.

Woodham was booked in the Barbour County Jail and has since been released on bond.