Lake Norman Teacher Arrested for Having Sex with Same Girl Who Sexted Anthony Weiner

A Lake Norman High School teacher has been arrested and charged with sexually related crimes involving a minor female.

The girl is allegedly the same individual who was sexting with disgraced former Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner, a.k.a. “Carlos Danger.”


Jonathan Conrad Busch - Iredell Statesville - Quiet Epidemic

Jonathan Conrad Busch

Jonathan Conrad Busch, age 54 (55 in December), of Mooreville, North Carolina has been charged with two counts of statutory rape of a minor under the age of 15 and two counts of indecent liberties with a child. Both sets of charges are felonies.

A secured bond of $20,000 was assigned and according to Gaston County records Busch posted out the same day he was arrested.

Busch was Social Studies teacher at Lake Norman High School. According to the school, he has resigned his position last week.  He was hired by the ISS school system in July of 2003.

Under North Carolina law, a teacher resigning due to an arrest an/or without giving 30 days notice is grounds for suspension without pay and/or immediate termination at the discretion of the Superintendent.

Anthony Weiner Teen NC Girl Alleged Sext Partner

Alleged NC Teen who sexted with Anthony Weiner

The girl in question, who is now 18 years old, began sexting Weiner sometime in January 2016 while she was only 15.

Authorities did not specify how Busch and the girl met and indicated that the alleged interactions took place the same year she was sexting with Weiner; approximately from June and September 2016.


The following letter was sent to Lake Norman High parents by school officials:

Dear Lake Norman High School Parents:

“This letter is to inform you of an incident that we recently became aware of that affects our school. I want to ensure you are given accurate information and dispel any potential rumors.”

“I was notified that one of our teachers, Mr. Jonathan Busch, has been charged with four counts of sexual offenses in Gaston County. Mr. Busch has cooperated with the authorities, however, due to the nature of these allegations, he has tendered his resignation as a teacher in Iredell-Statesville Schools.”

“Though the charges against Mr. Busch are extremely serious, I can assure you that the alleged incidents did not occur on the campus of Lake Norman High School nor involved any current or former Lake Norman High School students.”

“Again, I wanted to ensure you received this information from Lake Norman High School and that you are aware of actions related to this incident. While I am unable to answer any more specific questions about the charges against Mr. Busch due to NC state personnel laws, I am happy to address any other questions or concerns you may have.”

“Thank you for your support of Lake Norman High School.”

The high-profile connection to the former Democratic Congressman has made national headlines, yet the ongoing and steady stream of sexual contact related arrests of North Carolina teachers have not.

Jonathan Busch is the 14th teacher arrest tracked by this website in 2018.  There were 54 North Carolina educator arrests in 2017.

Here is the most recent list of NC teachers who have received disciplinary actions:

Flowers Brandon Vol. Surrender Convicted-Crime against nature (solicit)
Greene Jessica Auto Revocation Convicted-Sex act with student
McCoy Nathanael Vol. Surrender Other-Falsification of licensure documents
Palko Blair Vol. Surrender Other-Inappropriate interactions w/female student
Dexter Mark Auto Revocation Convicted-Indecent liberties with a child
Rigsbee Diane Reprimand Other-Falsifying application
Scales Tulsa Revocation Other-Inappropriate interaction with student
Barnes Chelsea Suspension (04/30/2018-01/01/2020) Conviction-multiple Driving while Intoxicated
Guffey Jeffrey Auto Revocation Convicted-Indecent liberties with a student
Henderson Joshua Vol. Surrender Other-inappropriate texting with student
Howard Thomas Suspension (01/01/2018-06/30/2018) Other-Inappropriate communications
Jones Madonna Suspension (Indefinite) Other-alcohol usage on school grounds
McLean Adrian Automatic Revocation Convicted-Indecent liberties & sexual exploitation of a minor
Vazquez Juan Auto Revocation Convicted-Sex act with a student
Wright Devin Revocation Other-inappropriate relationship w/student
Cunningham Kelley Suspension (3/1/2018 to 6/30/2018) Other-Inappropriate boundaries w/student
Curley Michael Vol. Surrender Other-Posting inappropriate pictures on social media
Ward Douglas Revocation Other-Failure to administer tests


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2 Responses to Lake Norman Teacher Arrested for Having Sex with Same Girl Who Sexted Anthony Weiner

  1. RK says:

    If the girl was 15 in January of 2016, she’s 18 now (June of 2018), and all of Busch’s alleged sex crimes with her took place sometime from June to September of 2016, how can he be charged with statutory rape of a minor under the age of 15? The math doesn’t add up.


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