Eastern Shore teacher accused of sexually assaulting students

William Albert Cathell Jr. (photo courtesy Worcester County Bureau of Investigation).

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Accomack County deputies arrested 42-year-old William Albert Cathell Jr. at his home in Parksley for alleged sexual assaults involving minors.

He’s a foreign language teacher at Pokomoke Middle School in Maryland, and is now accused of inappropriately touching four female students on school grounds over a two-year period. A total of six incidents were identified, and the children were 12 and 13-years-old, at the time.

Cathell was a teacher at the school for the past 10 years.

Carthell has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor, third-degree sex offense, fourth-degree sex offense and second-degree assault. He is currently being held in the Accomack County Detention Center, awaiting extradition to Worcester County, Maryland.

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