Logan — Details are emerging from the case of a teacher at the Ralph R. Willis Career and Vocational Center (RRW) allegedly having sexual contact with a student.
The teacher is John Cain, 49, of Mallory, W.Va.. Cain reportedly teaches carpentry at RRW, and is also preacher at the Big Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Mallory.
Senior Trooper M.A. Broadwater, with the West Virginia State Police, reports he was contacted by student with a complaint of sexual abuse against Cain Oct. 15.
The criminal complaint alleges the abuse took place at RRW during the 2014 – 2015 school year.
The victim reportedly alleges there were three incidents of sexual contact perpetrated by Cain. Cain is also alleged to have sent sexually explicit material to the victim’s email.
Cain is charged with three felony counts of sexual abuse by a guardian and single felony counts of use of obscene matter to seduce a minor and use of a minor to produce obscene matter. If he is found guilty on all charges, Cain could be forced to spend between 45 to 75 years in a state correctional facility and pay up to $45,000 in fines. Bond was set to $50,000.
In response to the news of Cain’s arrested, Logan County Superintendent of Schools Phyllis Doty released the following statement Saturday Oct. 17, “The Logan County Board of Education holds its employees to a high standard and takes any allegations of misconduct seriously. We are cooperating with law enforcement during this investigation and, if warranted, will be taking appropriate action regarding the employee and the situation. Mr. Cain has been placed on leave.”
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]