A former Wayne County Public Schools teacher has been arrested on indecent liberties charges and a former Winston-Salem teacher arrested in earlier this year has been indicted.
Keith Gerald Woodard III, age 32, was arrested and charged with three felony counts of indecent liberties with a student. He was issued a $6,000 unsecured bond which he posted and was then released.
Allegations against Woodward were made by a female student of inappropriate sexual relationship with a teacher that occurred between Feb. 24 and Apr. 18 of 2015. Law enforcement was notified and an investigation ensued.
Woodward was not employed by the Wayne County Public Schools district at the time of his arrest. Woodard was suspended with pay from his position at Charles B. Aycock High School by the school district on Oct. 17, 2019, and then resigned on April 9, 2020. His North Carolina teaching license expired on June 30 of this year.
Wayne County Public Schools released the following statement:
“On October 20, Keith Woodard, III, a former English teacher at Charles B. Aycock High School was arrested for three felony counts of indecent liberties with a student. Woodard was hired in August 2012 as a teacher at the school. He was suspended with pay on October 17, 2019 and resigned from WCPS employment on April 9, 2020, following an extensive school system investigation. The district continuously cooperated with law enforcement throughout its investigation. It was also able to bring key information to light as part of its own internal investigation, which aided law enforcement investigators in bringing these charges.”
According to the district, Woodard was an English teacher and had taught at the high school since 2012. He is the 25th teacher arrest in 2020 tracked by this website.
Winston-Salem teacher indicted
Carly Erin Kaczmarek, age 33, was indicted in September on one count of statutory rape, one count of indecent liberties, two counts of sex act with a student and two counts of sexual activity with a student.
At the time of the offenses, Kaczmarek was a teacher at Walkertown Middle School. She was originally charged in early March of this year with felony sexual activity with a student and felony indecent liberties with a student.
A few weeks later, police arrested Kaczmarek again, this time adding the five more charges that included one count of Statutory Rape, two counts of Sexual Activity with a Student and two counts of Indecent Liberties with a Student.
Statutory Rape is a Class B1 felony that carries a sentence of 144 months to life without parole. Indecent liberties with a student is a Class I felony that carried a 3 to 12-month sentence. Sexual activity with a student is a Class G felony with a sentence of 8 to 31 months.
As of Oct. 21, Kaczmarek still has an active North Carolina teaching license in the areas of Elementary Education (K-6), Social Studies 6-9, Social Studies: History 9-12. Unless revoked, it does not expire until June 2021.