Teacher arrested after claims of inappropriate touching

Stephen Pope

By News Staff

A Providence high school teacher was arrested after complaints that he touched a female student inappropriately.

The student’s mother told police that 49-year-old Stephen Pope, a math teach at E-Cubed Academy, touched the 15-year-old student’s thigh repeatedly in class on Monday morning.

The teen says that Pope continued to touch her thigh, even when she brushed him away, eventually causing her to run out of the classroom.

Pope was charged with simple assault and released on a no-contact order after a special arraignment Monday evening.

Police say Pope was placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

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