Fayette County deputies said an investigation into a former middle school teacher involving illegal acts with minors led to multiple sex-related charges.
Leonard Dale Varner Jr., 34, of Beach Bottom was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Brooke County, according to a news release from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office received complaints about the former teacher at Ansted Middle School and discovered the incidents occurred from 2016 through 2020 with multiple victims, the news release said.
Incidents took place in Fayette, Kanawha and Nicholas counties.
The child molester is charged with soliciting a minor via computer, second-degree sexual assault and sexual assault by a parent, guardian or custodian. The sheriff’s office said additional charges are still being investigated and may soon be pending in Fayette, Kanawha and Nicholas counties.
The suspect was unable to post the $75,000 bond and was placed in the Northern Regional Jail.