An Asheville high school teacher has been arrested on sex crime-related charges involving a student.
Albert Pavon, age 35, was arrested on June 23 and charged with five felonies; one count of indecent liberties with a child, one count of indecent liberties with a student, and three counts of dissemination of obscene material to a minor.
Indecent liberties with a student is a Class I felony that carries a sentence of three to 12 months in prison per count. Depending on the material or type of sharing, the dissemination of obscene materials to a minor is typically a Class 2 misdemeanor that can result in one to 60 days of active, intermediate, or community punishment and a $200 fine.
A $50,000 bond was issued to Pavon and he remains incarcerated at the Buncombe County Detention Facility.
A press release from the Buncombe County Sheriffs’ Office said the investigation “is ongoing and additional charges are possible.”
Pavon taught at Clyde A. Erwin High School in Asheville, which is part of the Buncombe County Public Schools district.
A request for comment has been sent to both the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office and to Buncombe County Public Schools. This article will be updated if a response is received.
A bio for Pavon that was removed from the school’s website indicated he taught biology and applied science.
Voter records indicate Pavon was first registered to vote in North Carolina in 2020.
Pavon has an active teaching license on file with the state:
License Number: 1240073
Name: Pavon, Albert
License Type: Educator
License Status: Current
Expiration Date: 06/30/2024
Effective Date: 07/01/2019
License Area(s): Pre-K, Kindergarten Add-On, Elementary Education (K-6), Exceptional Children: General Curriculum (K-12)